Is the Law of the Sea Treaty in the best interests of the United States?  While some feel it contains important environmental protections, others like Dr. Jeff Edgens of the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow believe it has serious legal problems.  Comments Edgens: “The Law of the Sea Treaty grants the International Seabed Authority the lawmaking, enforcement and interpretation authority within its structure.  All disputes involving seabed resources would be resolved by this international body, not our government.  Some elements of the treaty, in fact, could reach U.S. shores and subject land use decisions to international governance. This is most troubling, and not in the best interests of U.S. citizens or environmental protection as it may also curtail the development of private stewardship of the oceans.”

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