Kyle Mason

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This article will explore the ramifications that the Jones Act has on those other crucial areas of the U.S. economy, specifically looking at the U.S. energy market and analyzing how the Jones Act’s interplay with the domestic energy transportation market has been affected. Because of the substantial burden the Jones Act places on the shipping of natural resources, the U.S. energy market has been hindered, as this law continues to adversely impact both U.S. consumers and energy industry development in general. Given the U.S.’s renewed interest in development of an independent energy market, it is time to revise or repeal the overly-restrictive measures the Jones Act has imposed on transportation of natural resources to help fix the outdated U.S. maritime cabotage laws and promote necessary growth in the U.S. energy market

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