Boston Globe: When it comes to Russian gas, just say nyet

The Boston Globe editorial board outlines how a law from 1920 and a resistance to natural gas infrastructure led to a reliance on Russian gas during the 2018 winter.

The first reason a Russian firm got the state’s business is one of the oldest, and most entrenched, mistakes in US law: the Jones Act, an antiquated rule that effectively stops America from exporting LNG to itself, and forces companies like Distrigas to shop overseas instead….

As much as it needs reform, the Jones Act isn’t under the the state’s control. Its restrictive approach to gas pipelines, though, is something state policy makers could relax.

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