US Air Transport Assn. welcomed passage of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 by the House of Representatives. The massive bill, which is intended to prevent a recurrence of last year's credit meltdown through new regulations on Wall Street and the credit markets, also takes aim at excessive speculation in the commodity markets that many blame for last year's wild fluctuations in oil prices. (ATW, September 2009). "The action by the House of Representatives, ...

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