Monday, June 14, 2010

Jones Act Slowing Oil Spill Cleanup?

Subject: txt 1st grn engry sclm bbro bdd - hots -
Foreign companies possessing some of the world’s most advanced oil skimming ships say they are being kept out of efforts to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf because of a 1920’s law known as the Jones Act -- a protectionist law that requires vessels working in US waters be built in the US and be crewed by US workers. Joseph Carafano of the Heritage Foundation has been studying the matter and wonders, “Are we accepting all the international assistance in the maritime domain that we can, and is the Jones Act an impediment to that?”

[This is government, and we're growing more of it.]



No comments: