The closing of the last United States lead processing plant will force all lead to be shipped in from over seas, with the exception of recycled lead. The closing is a direct result of a 1000% increase in new U.S. DEP requirements. Do not blame President Obama, the rules were set in motion before he was elected. The cost of processed lead in the United States will skyrocket. Hunters, fishermen and the target shooter will feel a direct hit. Lead jig heads and ammunition are expected to rise. The U.S. military stock piled ammunition at a historic rate prior to the closing. This caused an ammo shortage and a record price increase in itself. However, the military induced price increase will pale in comparison of what is to come. Aviation fuel requires 2g lead per gallon. The extra cost will push jet fuel cost and without doubt increase airfare. The smelting plant closing will reach far beyond increasing the cost of outdoor sports. It will create a redistribution of wealth, pushing more U.S. dollars to china and peru. The smelting plant was in business for a 120 years. Now it becomes a victim of the American manufacturing blight, joining the U.S. steel plants in Pennsylvania and the auto manufacturing plants of Detroit .