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.

 

Coast Guard To Approve LNG-Fueled Ships Case-by-Case, ZEUS Conference Learns

DATE: Feb. 1
SOURCE: Market Watch
LINK: http://goo.gl/8QiJk

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) must judge all designs for U.S.-flagged LNG-fueled ships. Vessel owners are increasingly considering LNG as a replacement fuel to marine diesel and heavy fuel oil, also called bunker fuel.

U.S. Coastal Fishermen to Rally in DC

March 21, 2012

NACO joins with other U.S. Coastal Fishermen to Rally in DC March 21 “Keep Fishermen Fishing” Organizers Unite to Fix Federal Fisheries Law

Both Massachusetts' U.S. Senators Kerry and Brown will be speaking at the rally.

http://www.keepfishermenfishing.com/