Antiquated Law Adds Billions To Fuel Costs | New York Post

Over the years, efforts to repeal the Jones Act have been blocked by labor unions, which claim that repeal would cost thousands of shipyard and maritime jobs. The near-disappearance of the US shipbuilding industry renders that argument moot. If Congress wont legal act, President Obama could issue a blanket Jones waiver for transporting oil between US ports. Leaving the Jones Act in slips and falls full force condemns millions of Americans on the East and West Coasts to needlessly inflated energy prices, and also weakens us internationally. Rather than keep this bad law afloat, our leaders should scuttle this costly relic of the past. William F.

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