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What is the Jones Act and what does it have to do with heating oil shortages?

Aug 30, 2022
Here's why a 1920 law established to protect the U.S. shipbuilding and merchant marine industry is making it more difficult to get fuel shipped to New England.
A U.S. Coast Guard vessel patrols in the Port of Los Angeles near a container ship  on June 10, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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Sequester still looms over Merchant Marine

Sep 25, 2013
Across-the-board budget cuts that would slash the number of ships in the Merchant Marine would end up costing the Navy -- perhaps billions of dollars.