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Topic - Michael O. Moore
An Obama administration proposal aimed at preventing air shipments of lithium batteries from causing fires in flight is drawing fierce opposition from some of the United States' top trading partners, who say it would disrupt international shipping and drive up the cost of countless products.
But Michael O. Moore, a professor of economics and international affairs at George Washington University, said it's not always easy to balance safety needs and trade interests.
"Certainly, any sensible administration would be careful when you are irritating that list of trading partners," Mr. Moore said.