Another back door attempt to screw American gun owners appears to have failed. More stringent rules by the EPA that would have shut down the largest what is referred to as a "primary" lead smelter, will not result in lead shortages for ammunition manufacturers.
Apparently on 3% of the lead used in the production of bullets comes from the Herculaneum (yes, that's really the name of the place) smelter. Even I was unaware that most lead used in the manufacture of bullets come from recycled lead taken from used batteries.
A few more relevant facts can be found here: