The main obstacle that is preventing the clean up of the oil spill that began on April 20, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, is an act that was instilled in 1920, called the Jones Act.
The Jones Act was passed by the Congress just after the end of World War I and was enacted in order to protect American sailors when they were injured on the job, and to re-build the shipping revenue of the U.S.Currently, there have been no requests to lift this act which can be waived by the president but yet there is more advanced technology that is being offered by 13 different countries.
Their technology can cut down the clean up of the oil spill from 10 months to 3 or 4 months.
Please join this petition to temporarily lift the Jones Act in order to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico at a fast pace to avoid even more devastation to our oceans, fisheries, and our environment.
The Lift Jones Act to get Foreign Aid in Gulf Of Mexico petition to President Obama was written by Amy House and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.