Each day Kentucky families wake up facing uncertainty about whether or not they can afford to fill up their cars or place food on the table. Now, the leftist policies of the Biden Administration have led to the long-term closing of a major manufacturer and putting more than 600 Kentuckians out of a job.
Century Aluminum’s announcement that soaring energy prices have forced the company to idle the Hawesville Smelter plant will have a chilling effect on the region’s economy and implications reaching far beyond our Commonwealth. This facility is the largest aluminum smelter in the United States and is the largest producer of military-grade aluminum in North America. Not only will this cause more strain on the supply chain, but it will put our national defense at risk.