U.S. approves non permanent transport waiver for Puerto Rico after hurricane By Reuters

(Reuters) – The Biden administration on Wednesday agreed to approve a waiver of U.S. transport guidelines to deal with Puerto Rico’s instant wants within the wake of a devastating hurricane.

Homeland Safety Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas authorized “a short lived and focused Jones Act Waiver.”

The waiver is to make sure Puerto Ricans have ample diesel to run turbines wanted for electrical energy and the functioning of crucial services after Hurricane Fiona. The Jones Act is a century-old legislation that requires items moved between U.S. ports to be carried by U.S.-flagged ships.

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