Ugh, what reporting. It's based on exaggerated or false claims by shippers; just trot out the word "job-killer" and there's a knee jerk reaction among politicians without fact checking.
One obvious misleading assertion in the story is that "the rule was to take effect in mid-December." Yes, but ships had until 2015 to comply.
It's cash for lake clunkers. Only the owners get to keep them too.
An alternative view was available to the Free Press with a click of the mouse.