Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Why Won't Obama Waive the Jones Act?

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Five years ago, in the midst of another crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, the Bush administration waived the Jones Act, easing the way for foreign vessels to move in U.S. waters and between ports. The decision came with the administration under duress for its handling of Hurricane Katrina. Today the Obama administration faces a different set of challenges with the Gulf oil spill cleanup. But unlike his predecessor, President Obama has declined to suspend the law, even temporarily. Obama's decision has turned into a public relations headache for an administration already reeling from its oversight of the oil spill, yet still he refuses to lift it...


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