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U.S. denies request for Puerto Rico shipping waiver

PostPosted: 27 Sep 17, 9:32 am
by Jack Flash
U.S. denies request for Puerto Rico shipping waiver - https://www.reuters.com/article/us-stor ... SKCN1C12UI
The Department of Homeland Security, which waived the act after hurricanes Harvey and Irma, did not agree an exemption would help this time.


“Our dependence on fossil fuel imports by sea is hampering the restoration of services,” said Juan Declet-Barreto, an energy expert at the nonprofit group the Union of Concerned Scientists. The refusal to allow the waiver “is raising fears on the island that they are going to be left behind in this disaster.”




The court of public opinion is definitely not with the government on this one.