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MN Congressman wants all U.S. pipelines to use American-made steel

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WASHINGTON D.C. (WTAQ) - If a Minnesota congressman has his way, all future U.S. pipelines would use American-made steel -- and a federal agency would inspect the materials before they go underground.  

House Democrat Rick Nolan says his bill would support the American steel industry, and promote a safer environment. Nolan says the measure would protect his district in Minnesota's Iron Range and other areas from spills he says are caused by "inferior, accident prone foreign steel dumped into U.S. markets, by multi-national corporations whose only interest is making money."  

Wisconsin has hundreds of miles of fuel pipelines, and the state has had its share of spills in recent years -- including a 55,000 gallon gasoline spill near Jackson, and a 50,000 gallon crude oil spill in Adams County. 

(Story courtesy of Minnesota News Network/Wheeler News Service)