Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sanford Bishop at odds with U.S. Dept of Transportation over Peanuts

The United States Department of Transportation last week proposed new wide-ranging consumer protections for air travelers.

One was banning the serving of peanuts and all peanut products by both U.S. and foreign carriers on flights covered by DOT’s disability rule, banning the serving of peanuts and all peanut products on all such flights where a passenger with a peanut allergy is on board and has requested a peanut-free flight in advance & requiring a peanut-free buffer zone in the immediate area of a passenger with a medically-documented severe allergy to peanuts if passenger has requested a peanut-free flight in advance.

Congressman Sanford Bishop who responded harshly to this development says this according to the Albany Herald:

I am shocked and concerned about the excessive regulations proposed by the Department of Transportation regarding peanuts on airplanes,” Bishop said in a press release. “Given Congress’ response in the past, I am surprised that the Department of Transportation is trying this again. I represent one of the largest peanut producing regions in the country, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to end another example of extreme government regulation, and I am hopeful that we will prevail.

This tells me that this is a issue that is not going to go away anytime soon.

1 comment:

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