Monday, April 14, 2008

Is common sense a good idea?

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)has introduced legislation to "prevent oil spills like the November 2007 Cosco Busan incident". According to the press release :
"We need strong, common-sense standards that will protect our waters from devastating spills,”
Senator Feistein legislation includes increased shoreside control of vessels and double hulls for cargo vessels.

In the case of the Cosco Busan the NTSB has not yet finished it's investigation, the root cause is unknown. Senator Feistein should insist that the causes of the accident are fully understood before proposing any new legislation.

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