Sunday, March 31, 2013

Exxon Mobil working to clean up thousands of barrels of oil in Mayflower, Arkansas

Keystone XL demonstration, White House,8-23-20...
Keystone XL demonstration, White House,8-23-2011 Photo Credit: Josh Lopez (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Exxon Mobil was working to clean up thousands of barrels of oil in Mayflower, Arkansas, after a pipeline carrying heavy Canadian crude ruptured, a major spill likely to stoke debate over transporting Canada's oil to the United States.
Exxon shut the Pegasus pipeline, which can carry more than 90,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil from Pakota, Illinois, to Nederland, Texas, after the leak was discovered on Friday afternoon, the company said in a statement.
Exxon, hit with a $1.7 million fine by regulators this week over a 2011 spill in the Yellowstone River, said a few thousand barrels of oil had been observed.
A company spokesman confirmed the line was carrying Canadian Wabasca Heavy crude. That grade is a heavy bitumen crude diluted with lighter liquids to allow it to flow through pipelines, according to the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA), which referred to Wabasca as "oil sands" in a report.
 
The spill occurred as the U.S. State Department is considering the fate of the 800,000 bpd Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry crude from Canada's oil sands to the Gulf Coast. Environmentalists, concerned about the impact of developing the oil sands, have sought to block its approval.
Supporters say Keystone will help bring down the cost of fuel in the United States.
The Arkansas spill was the second incident this week where Canadian crude has spilled in the United States. On Wednesday, a train carrying Canadian crude derailed in Minnesota, spilling 15,000 gallons of oil.
Exxon expanded the Pegasus pipeline in 2009 to carry more Canadian crude from the Midwest to the Gulf Coast refining hub and installed what it called new "leak detection technology".

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

SMBs have positive effects with mobile devices

Apple iPhone 3GS, Motorola Milestone and LG GW60
Apple iPhone 3GS, Motorola Milestone and LG GW60 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Small business that use mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and notebooks feel that they have had a positive effect on their companies' productivity, according to a Sage North America survey of 490 small and midsize businesses (SMBs) in the United States.

Just 1 percent of businesses using mobile devices felt it had a negative impact on the company's productivity, compared with 85 percent of respondents who said the technology had a positive impact on their business. Notebooks (80 percent) and smartphones (81 percent) were the most common devices employees used remotely to access work-related information when they are not in the office, followed by tablets (57 percent).
"For many businesses, the mobile device is an extension of the office," Joe Langner, executive vice president of Sage North America, said in a statement. "It affords workers the freedom to leave the office while maintaining the connectivity necessary to keep business objectives moving forward wherever they are. Mobility can support collaboration of internal teams by enabling seamless integration between the field and the office as well as eliminating potential bottlenecks between departments."
When asked about how their businesses carry out various business functions, 31 percent of respondents said mobile applications are commonly used for keeping business contacts organized, 26 percent said mobile apps are used for scheduling, and 23 percent said they are used for keeping a task list and/or assigning tasks to specific employees.
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Friday, March 29, 2013

Apple still hoarding cash

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Apple Inc. (Photo credit: marcopako )
Apple could end up with $170 billion in cash by the end of 2012 unless it learns to share more with investors.
With around $137 billion in cash as of the end of 2012, Apple is the biggest cash-rich company outside of the banking industry, according to Moody's. As such, it's faced increasing pressure to return more of that money to its investors.
Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn, a major Apple investor, recently filed a lawsuit against Apple over guidelines regarding the issuance of preferred stock. Though Einhorn dropped the suit early this month, Apple still is being called upon to share more cash beyond just its current dividend.
"Unless Apple changes its philosophy towards liquidity/shareholder returns by increasing its $10 billion annual common dividend, or if Apple increases its stock buyback program, we estimate Apple's cash balances could increase by another $35 billion in 2013 and exceed $170 billion," Moody's researchers said yesterday, according to MarketWatch.
Apple said it's been discussing ways to return more money to stockholders, but so far the company has had nothing concrete to offer.
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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Wells Fargo overdraft

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Veronica Gutierrez never asked Wells Fargo to act like her mother. The banking colossus just did it anyway. Here's what happened. She bought some sandwiches at Subway for $11.27. Then she purchased car parts at Autozone and went grocery shopping. Twelve transactions into the billing cycle, she wrote a check for $65. It overdrew her account, which should have cost her an overdraft fee of $22.
But Wells Fargo didn't order Veronica's purchases chronologically. Rather, it took the liberty of reordering her purchases so the biggest ones came first. Instead of the Subway meal for $11.27, the bank's reordering placed an $80 transaction at the top of the list.
The result: she ran out of money faster. Wells Fargo drained Veronica's account nearly dry after just eight transactions. Every purchase after that just put her deeper in the hole.
This fancy footwork allowed Wells Fargo to quadruple its revenue from overdraft fees, from $22 to $88, according to an analysis by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Does that seem underhanded and sneaky? It sure did to Veronica, who filed a class-action lawsuit against Wells Fargo over the practice. The suit won $203 million in restitution for victims. In his decision, Judge William Alsup cited an internal Wells Fargo memo that predicted the bank would earn an extra $40 million a year in overdraft fees.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Gold and Silver prices set

English: Photo of CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton
English: Photo of CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
London's gold and silver markets face the possibility of a probe into price setting, putting a century-old practice under the spotlight after the Libor rigging scandal that exposed widespread interest rate manipulation by banks.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has started internal discussions on whether the daily setting of gold and silver prices is open to manipulation, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
The CFTC declined to comment, while the chairs of the London Gold Fixing Company and London Silver Fixing Company were not available for comment.
CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton, attending the annual Futures Industry Association conference in Boca Raton, Florida, declined to specifically address the report, saying: "Given the clubby manipulation efforts we saw in Libor benchmarks, I assume other benchmarks - many other benchmarks - are legit areas of inquiry."
Britain's Financial Services Authority (FSA) also declined to comment on whether it was looking into gold and silver price setting, but said on Thursday it is feeding into a wider review of price benchmarks run by the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) - a global umbrella group for markets regulators.
IOSCO is set to publish a report in May with principles on how to compile important benchmarks to avoid rigging.
The setting, or "fix", of the gold price in London dates back to 1919, originally involving NM Rothschild & Sons, Mocatta & Goldsmid, Samuel Montagu & Co, Pixley & Abell and Sharps & Wilkins. Silver price setting started in 1897.
Currently, gold fixing happens twice a day by teleconference with five banks: Bank of Nova Scotia-ScotiaMocatta (BNS.TO), Barclays Bank Plc BARCR.UL, Deutsche Bank AG DBKGI.UL, HSBC Bank USA (HBA_pf.N), NA and Soci

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tesla to pay back government early

English: Tesla Model S sedan
English: Tesla Model S sedan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There’s was a lot of hubbub when some U.S. government loans to green energy companies went bust, but there’s also been notable successes. Electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla, a loan recipient, is proving to be another exception, so much so that it is reimbursing taxpayers years ahead of schedule.
Today, Detroit Free Press’s Alan Ohnsman reported that the U.S. government had approved a revised repayment schedule with the electric automaker. The amended terms of the loan allow Tesla to accelerate payments to pay off the entire balance by 2017. Tesla received US$465 million from the U.S. Energy Department to fund the development and creation of its EV designs, which are now hitting the market.
The article noted that Tesla is not yet profitable, but anticipates that it will be by the end of this quarter. The company had a net loss higher than previous years at the end of 2012, mainly because it was building up its inventory in anticipation of scaling up for future sales. However, other EV makers including Coda and Fisker automotive have hit troubled times, and success is not guaranteed.
Tesla has embraced a unique sales model that sells vehicles directly out of retail stores and “galleries” instead of dealerships. Customers browse its latest models, make reservations to buy, or in some instances, take a test drive. Automobile Magazine named Tesla’s Model S automobile of the year after it took a spin.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

proposal by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to limit government support for banks


A proposal by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to limit government support for banks could force JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Bank of America Corp. to shrink their U.S. consumer and commercial-lending units by more than half.
 

Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher

Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher
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Richard Fisher, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The proposal put forward by Fisher and Executive Vice President Harvey Rosenblum would require separate capitalization and funding for investment-banking and trading units without forcing firms to break up.
Richard Fisher, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The proposal put forward by Fisher and Executive Vice President Harvey Rosenblum would require separate capitalization and funding for investment-banking and trading units without forcing firms to break up.
The plan would cap assets at deposit-insured divisions of the largest U.S. financial firms at about $250 billion and wall off investment banking from traditional lending, Dallas Fed Executive Vice President Harvey Rosenblum said in an interview. The limit is needed to allow the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to shut a failed bank without using taxpayer funds, he said.
Rosenblum and his boss, Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher, join a chorus of Democratic and Republican policy makers in expressing dissatisfaction with efforts to assure that banks are no longer too big to fail. FDIC Vice Chairman Thomas Hoenig has called for breaking up the largest lenders and Senator Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat, for limiting their size.
“While we enact high and deep Chinese walls between commercial banking and the rest of the megabanks’ operations, we also need to make sure the deposit-insured units are of a size that they can be closed and resolved quickly,” Rosenblum said. “Commercial banking is risky enough on its own.”
Fisher revealed the outlines of the proposal in a Jan. 16 Washington speech. He didn’t specify what the cap would be at the time. The two wrote an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal this week defending their plan to make traditional- banking units “too small to save” without putting a dollar amount on the limit.
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Sunday, March 24, 2013

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Banking executives facing harsher penalties


Bank executives who violate anti-money laundering laws may soon face harsher punishment in the United States as regulators consider ways to step up the fight against illicit money flows.
New rules are being weighed that will hold individuals specifically liable, and older rules - rarely used to take action against executives - will also be explored, top officials from the Office of the Comptroller of Currency and the Treasury Department's illicit finance unit told lawmakers on Thursday.
Regulators and law enforcement authorities have recently settled with top banks, including HSBC Holdings Plc, which in December agreed to pay a record $1.9 billion to resolve charges it laundered a river of drug money from Mexico. It entered into a deferred prosecution agreement, and no bank employees were charged in connection with the case.
Senators on Thursday focused on that discrepancy and attacked regulators for what they described as lax enforcement.
"If you're caught with an ounce of cocaine, the chances are good you're going to jail. ... But evidently, if you launder nearly a billion dollars for drug cartels and violate international sanctions, your company pays a fine and you go home and sleep in your own bed at night... I think that's fundamentally wrong," said Elizabeth Warren, freshman Democratic senator from Massachusetts.
Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry and the Treasury Department's David Cohen, who is undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, told the Senate Banking Committee they were taking steps to address the issue.
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English: Stephen Green, British banker, Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Stephen Green, British banker, Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Proposed Contaminated Fill site at Shawnigan

Proposed Contaminated Fill Site

Thank you for taking interest in the future of our community, it’s watershed, Shawnigan Creek, Shawnigan Lake and our childrens future. South Island Aggregates (S.I.A.) is presently operating two mine sites (Lots 23 & 21 in Goldstream Heights) The mine site is at 460 Stebbings Road with access via a gated bridge over Shawnigan Creek. They are located within the “Shawnigan Lake Watershed Protection Area” right along the west bank of Shawnigan Creek. S.I.A. has applied for a license through the Ministry of Environment (MOE) to import and bury contaminated waste on this mine site. This contaminated material will be trucked in from all over the island with most other municipalities using this facility to dispose of their unwanted contaminated material. S.I.A. estimates a life span of 50 years and 100,000 tons per year of contaminated waste trucked to and dumped into our watershed. That’s “FIVE MILLION TONS” of contaminated waste dumped in our watershed or approximately “350,000 TRUCK LOADS” most of which will come up over the Malahat through Goldstream Park. S.I.A. along with their consultants, Active Earth Engineering Ltd. refer to this facility as unique. To some of us unique seems untested, unproven and risky. Do you want a unique contaminated waste facility in your watershed? On May 23/12 at the CVRD board meeting the MoE representative stated this facitlity would be self monitored. Self monitored meaning MoE HOPES! S.I.A. would report themselves if any issue arises and fines may be issued. S.I.A will only have to submit one an annual report to the MoE. SOUNDS LIKE THE FOX GUARDING THE HEN HOUSE
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Equifax accessed


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Credit reporting agency Equifax Inc (EFX.N) said on Tuesday it had launched an internal investigation after finding that four consumer credit reports had been fraudulently accessed.
Equifax spokesman Tim Klein said the "fraudulent and unauthorized access" was related to media reports that a website published the personal financial information of U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and celebrities including singer Beyonce and actor Ashton Kutcher.
Klein said the company's initial investigation found that the perpetrators had personal information on certain individuals, which allowed them to bypass authentication steps.
He would not name the individuals whose credit reports were involved, but said they were accessed through the www.annualcreditreport.com website.
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Oil spill clean-up ship hit sandbar en route to government news conference in Vancouver

Oil spill clean-up ship hit sandbar en route to government news conference in Vancouver

States racing to legalize gambling


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Casino Velden Panorama (Photo credit: geek7)
States racing to legalize online gambling may soon be overtaken by the federal government, as efforts to pass a national bill begin to come together.
Legislation in the House is likely to be introduced this spring. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada), whose long-advocated federal legislation never got introduced last year, is working behind the scenes to form a coalition to support the measure.
"I think the states' passage gives some incentive to the federal government to act," said Representative Joe Barton (R-Texas), who introduced an online poker bill in 2011 that failed. He plans to introduce a bill this spring.
"Whether you're for or against Internet gambling," said Barton, "you don't want 50 sets of state laws. You want uniformity."
Similar efforts by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and former Senator Jon Kyl (R-Arizona), backed by the casino industry, fizzled last year. The Reid-Kyl bill faced stiff opposition from Republicans and several states' governors and others who felt it unfairly favored Nevada by giving it too much regulatory clout and a cut of the regulatory fees.
Congressional efforts have picked up as more states move forward with their own bills. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation on February 27 authorizing online gambling in an attempt to help the state's struggling casino industry and generate casino tax revenues.
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Who should regulate the banks

The Bank of England in Threadneedle Street, Lo...
The Bank of England in Threadneedle Street, London. Deutsch: Sitz der Bank von England in der Londoner Threadneedle Street. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Sweden hasn’t had its banking crisis yet, and household debt in the country continues to grow. This has not gone unnoticed, but now the country’s financial regulator—the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority—and its central bank are sniping over who gets to do something about it. The financial regulator argues that it’s already on the job and has made changes to ensure stability in the mortgage market. A deputy for the Riksbank—Sweden’s central bank—says financial stability is already discussed during monetary policy meetings, “in the absence of a clear framework.”
The “who” of regulation matters as much as the “what.” Sweden’s conflict, between bank regulator and central bank, mirrors similar debates in the U.S., the U.K., and the euro zone. Right now, everyone in every government is motivated to prevent systemwide bank failure in the future. But fear fades with memory. The next truly destructive financial crisis may come 50 years from now, when the regulators of 2063 remember 2007 only from a course in college. And in 2063 the government institutions best able to prevent a crisis will be the ones with the strongest incentive to do so. If you’re planning for the faraway future, you can’t rely on good intentions.
The United Kingdom has placed this power squarely within the Bank of England, its central bank. Paul Fisher, the bank’s executive director, in March 2012 gave a talk in London explaining that before the crisis, the bank had responsibility for financial stability but “had never had any policy levers it could pull.” It had been stripped of the power to supervise commercial banks in 1997. Had it even wanted to intervene to minimize systemwide risk, the bank had no way to do so other than to warn of problems in its twice-yearly Financial Stability Report. “Issuing carefully crafted sermons,” said Fisher, “isn’t enough to deliver financial stability.”
As a remedy, the Bank of England now houses a Financial Policy Committee. Fisher is a member; the U.K. is still finalizing its powers. It can make recommendations to other regulators, but it will likely also hold the power to compel them to raise capital requirements for commercial banks and investment firms. This is the power, the one the finance industry fears the most. It makes sense as a part of the central bank, Fisher has argued, because understanding systemic financial risk and understanding macroeconomic modeling—what central banks have always done—demand similar skill sets.
Germany has distributed this power among several agencies. Its Financial Stability Committee, launched on Jan. 1 of this year, allows representatives from the country’s central bank, its financial supervisor, and its finance ministry to make decisions jointly. In a speech (PDF) earlier this month in Geneva, Andreas Dombret, member of the executive board of the Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank, praised this system. Long-term systemic stability, he said, draws on the policy instruments of several institutions. Fiscal policy, set by a legislature, can provide tax incentives. Financial regulators can encourage banks to invest in safer asset classes. And so Germany sets capital levels by consensus and committee. Consensus and committees work in Germany.
The U.S. has distributed this power even more. And it’s not certain that it’s even power. The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System has created an internal Office of Financial Stability Policy and Research, which is staffed by capable and forward-thinking economists with no power. The Dodd-Frank legislation created the Financial Stability Oversight Council, which is run by the Department of the Treasury. The council numbers among its 10 voting members the Treasury secretary, the Fed chairman, the Comptroller of the Currency, and the chairmen of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Together they have no power, just the ability to report, designate, and recommend. Should they agree to, they could not compel any bank to raise capital.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Harry Reid shoots down Feinstein gun-ban bill - Washington Times

Harry Reid shoots down Feinstein gun-ban bill - Washington Times

Assault weapons ban dropped from Senate bill

Assault weapons ban dropped from Senate bill

Europe's highest court dealt a blow to companies

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Europe's highest court dealt a blow to companies that retransmit free-to-air television programming over the Internet on Thursday, ruling that original broadcasters have the right to prohibit any such redistribution.
The case involves UK-based TVCatchup Ltd, which offers "live" streaming of free-to-air television shows, including programming by the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, Britain's three largest terrestrial broadcasters, and Sky.
TVCatchup is accessible only to subscribers with a valid British TV license who are in the United Kingdom, the same audience that could watch programs for free on terrestrial TV.
But the European Court of Justice ruled against TVCatchup, saying that under a 2001 EU law, original broadcasters are held to be "authors" with an exclusive right to authorize or prohibit any communication of their work to the public.
The ruling will be a boost to ITV, which brought the case, and to other domestic broadcasters whose potential audience is effectively being rerouted to a revenue-generating website -TVCatchup streams commercials before its programming.
"EU law seeks to establish a high level of protection for authors of works, allowing them to obtain an appropriate reward for the use of those works," the court said in a statement.
"Television broadcasters may prohibit the retransmission of their program by another company via the Internet," it said.
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Monday, March 18, 2013

Crucial system fails at Japan's quake-damaged nuclear plant

Crucial system fails at Japan's quake-damaged nuclear plant

Google hoarding 48 billon

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Google has stashed away $48 billion in cash to give it free rein and lots of financial options in the marketplace should tantalizing acquisition targets show up in its crosshairs.

That's what Google CFO Patrick Pichette recently told a crowd at a technology conference held by Morgan Stanley in San Francisco, according to a report from The Associated Press (AP).
"It serves the shareholder best to actually have that strategic ability to pounce" if a ripe acquisition target should pop up, Pichette said at the conference, the AP reported.
Google has made more than 200 such acquisitions since its IPO in 2004, including many smaller start-ups and larger purchases, such as the 2006 purchase of YouTube for $1.65 billion and the 2007 acquisition of DoubleClick for more than $2 billion.
 In May 2012, Google made big headlines when it paid $12.5 billion for Motorola Mobility in a deal that aims to revive Motorola's mobile phone business and bring value from its vast patent portfolio. In December, Google sold off the Motorola unit's set-top box division, earning back $2.35 billion in cash and stock, as it got rid of a piece of the business that it didn't value.
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Sunday, March 17, 2013

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Apple iWatch

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iWatch (Photo credit: Brett Jordan)
With Wall Street souring on Apple during the last few months – and with no big product updates expected in the next few months – the company could use some buzz. In what could be a controlled leak, two outlets are adding fuel to the flame of iWatch rumors. They report that Apple plans to release the device later in 2013.
First was Bloomberg, with a report that the device could be more profitable than an (also rumored) Apple TV set, adding that the smartwatch could release in 2013. Then The Verge chimed in, saying its sources also point to a planned iWatch release later this year.
The second source added that the wearable gizmo would run a full version of iOS (as opposed to the modified version that runs on the iPod nano), and that it’s a pet project of Apple Senior VP of Industrial Design Jony Ive. Several years ago, he reportedly bought boxes of Nike sportswatches for his team to study.
One of the sources, however, suggests that Apple still has some work to do. Battery life reportedly isn’t where the company wants it to be, falling several days short of Apple’s goal of 4-5 days.
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Ontario won't stop double-ending

Ontario moves to tighten rules around real estate agents 'double-ending,' but won't ban the practice If legislation is pa...