What’s the Jones Act and How Is It Hurting Puerto Rico

COMMENTARY Energy Economics

What’s the Jones Act and How Is It Hurting Puerto Rico

Feb 23rd, 2018

Commentary By

Emily VanderBush

Former Communications Manager

Michelle Cordero @michelleoddis

Digital Content Manager

A house partially destroyed by hurricane Maria and illuminated with electricity from a generator. CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS/REUTERS/Newscom

This week, Nick Loris, Heritage’s Herbert and Joyce Morgan fellow in energy and environmental policy, explains the Jones Act and why repealing it could help speed up Puerto Rico’s recovery.



Background reading: Help Puerto Rico's Recovery – and Many Others in the U.S. – by Sinking the Jones Act and Sink the Jones Act: Restoring America’s Competitive Advantage in Maritime-Related Industries