NACO

National Association of Charterboat Operators

Bring Badly Needed Gas

HAS THE JONES ACT PUT THE PRESIDENT IN AN ELECTION-YEAR CATCH-22?


Analysts and insiders are wrestling with the possibility of the White House waiving the Jones Act to accelerate ship flow to the East Coast, in a move that could bring badly needed gasoline to the region before the summer driving season kicks off. The Jones Act, which is technically a section of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, regulates ship flow between U.S. ports with strict rules designed to ensure U.S.-flagged vessels run by U.S. crews get the work.

 

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