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It is also absolutely the case that the 9/11 lawyers would know all about this having dealt extensively with issues pertaining to the lung health of firefighters and other first responders - the lawyer stating even that that clients of his “are dying every single day from 9/11 toxic dust."

Very damning lines:

Comparing the EPA’s assurances following the 2001 terror attacks with its recent ones, Barasch, a longtime legal advocate for first responders to the 9/11 attacks and others harmed by resulting toxic dust, argued that “21 years ago, the government at least had a reason: they wanted to reopen Wall Street.”

“They should have just been honest with people then and said, ‘Look, if you don’t have to be downtown in your office, stay away until the fires go out,’” he said. “And that’s what they should have done here.”

"Engineers has estimated that fixing the country’s surface transportation infrastructure would require an investment of at least $155 billion per year, which amounts to roughly 23 percent of the government’s $666 billion budget deficit in 2017.90"

"Maritime Administrator and retired rear admiral Mark H. Buzby testified that “over the last few decades, the U.S. maritime industry has suffered losses as companies, ships, and jobs moved overseas.” The Jones Act fleet is not only shrinking, but rapidly aging. The typical economically useful life of a ship is 20 years.24 Yet three of every four U.S. container ships are more than 20 years old, and 65 percent are more than 30 years old. Excluding tankers, the ships in the Jones Act fleet currently average 30 years old, fully 11 years older than the average age of a ship in the world merchant fleet of other developed countries."

https://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/jones-act-burden-america-can-no-longer-bear#infrastructure-costs

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