House Bars Battery Limitations on Planes - Is It Right?

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2383316,00.asp

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a law that would bar the Obama administration from limiting shipments of lithium-ion batteries by air.
    The proposed rule by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the FAA would have eliminated exceptions for small lithium batteries, classifying them as "Class 9" hazardous cargo, and requiring a number of labeling and other safety regulations.
    The House will have to reconcile its legislation with the Senate before President Obama can sign a unified joint bill, as Bloomberg noted.
     
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    I'm glad about this development but I think their priorities were misplaced, they should have tackled the ones about privacy and the tsa first.
     
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    I never like it when the politicians try to legislate technology. They never seem to get it correct.
     
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