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Editorial: Jones Act has benefits for isles

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / NOV. 2012

    A container ship and barges unloaded cargo at Honolulu Harbor. The Trump administration is said to be considering a 10-year waiver to the Jones Act to allow foreign-flagged vessels to deliver natural gas to Puerto Rico — and possibly nationwide — creating the latest dust-up over the controversial century-old maritime law.

In the aftermath of hurricanes that in 2017 pummeled the Houston area and a swath of southeastern Texas (Harvey), the Florida Keys (Irma) and Puerto Rico (Maria), the Trump administration issued short-lived waivers to a restrictive maritime shipping law. Read more

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