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Akina updates Perry & The Posse on Jones Act waiver request

The Russia-Ukraine crisis and the suspension of Russian oil imports to Hawaii are spelling bad news for Hawaii’s energy consumers — which is basically almost everyone in the islands. Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, rode with radio host Michael W. Perry  and his posse on Friday,

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Ukraine crisis highlights need for Hawaii Jones Act relief

Oil tankers at the Russian port of Vladivostok Will our D.C. delegates rise to the occasion?   It has been a whirlwind week at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. But I’m not complaining. International upheaval in Europe has brought significant attention to the Jones Act, which has long been a

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Jones Act threatens Hawaii energy security

The world is holding its breath as we watch the outbreak of war in Ukraine and wonder what it bodes for the future. For those of us in Hawaii, there is an extra reason to be concerned, aside from the geopolitical implications and the loss of life: It is very

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Hawaii needs Jones Act waiver for oil imports

With Hawaii reliant on a U.S. geopolitical rival for its oil, there has always been a risk that the islands could be cut off from their energy supplies in the event of a conflict. In 2014, the Hawaii Refinery Task Force predicted: “If access to foreign sources of petroleum products

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Jones Act lobby sails with dubious job estimates to bolster defense

The numbers keep increasing, even as the “Jones Act industry” declines By Joe Kent and Jonathan Helton The Jones Act lobby constantly claims that the “Jones Act industry” supports 650,000 American jobs, with the implication that repeal of the law or any reform to it would see those jobs vanish.

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Jones Act lobby misdeals ‘homeland security’ card

The following commentary was published originally on Jan. 14, 2022, by RealClear Policy. ______________ By Mark Coleman and Jonathan Helton When the facts don’t work, try appeals to national or “homeland” security. That seems to be the tactic of the Jones Act lobby, which has been increasingly hard-pressed in recent

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Jones Act needs an update, and so does the Jones Act fleet

America’s federal Jones Act is old and in dire need of an update. Oceangoing U.S. ships sailing under the auspices of the Jones Act fleet are in a similar condition.  Now 101 years old, the Jones Act technically is Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, and requires

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Akina updates Perry & The Posse on Jones Act waiver request

The Russia-Ukraine crisis and the suspension of Russian oil imports to Hawaii are spelling bad news for Hawaii’s energy consumers — which is basically almost everyone in the islands. Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, rode with radio host Michael W. Perry  and his posse on Friday,

Read More →

Ukraine crisis highlights need for Hawaii Jones Act relief

Oil tankers at the Russian port of Vladivostok Will our D.C. delegates rise to the occasion?   It has been a whirlwind week at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. But I’m not complaining. International upheaval in Europe has brought significant attention to the Jones Act, which has long been a

Read More →

Jones Act threatens Hawaii energy security

The world is holding its breath as we watch the outbreak of war in Ukraine and wonder what it bodes for the future. For those of us in Hawaii, there is an extra reason to be concerned, aside from the geopolitical implications and the loss of life: It is very

Read More →

Hawaii needs Jones Act waiver for oil imports

With Hawaii reliant on a U.S. geopolitical rival for its oil, there has always been a risk that the islands could be cut off from their energy supplies in the event of a conflict. In 2014, the Hawaii Refinery Task Force predicted: “If access to foreign sources of petroleum products

Read More →

Jones Act lobby sails with dubious job estimates to bolster defense

The numbers keep increasing, even as the “Jones Act industry” declines By Joe Kent and Jonathan Helton The Jones Act lobby constantly claims that the “Jones Act industry” supports 650,000 American jobs, with the implication that repeal of the law or any reform to it would see those jobs vanish.

Read More →

Jones Act lobby misdeals ‘homeland security’ card

The following commentary was published originally on Jan. 14, 2022, by RealClear Policy. ______________ By Mark Coleman and Jonathan Helton When the facts don’t work, try appeals to national or “homeland” security. That seems to be the tactic of the Jones Act lobby, which has been increasingly hard-pressed in recent

Read More →

Jones Act needs an update, and so does the Jones Act fleet

America’s federal Jones Act is old and in dire need of an update. Oceangoing U.S. ships sailing under the auspices of the Jones Act fleet are in a similar condition.  Now 101 years old, the Jones Act technically is Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, and requires

Read More →