The Law of the Sea Treaty contains many provisions that are worrisome to U.S. sovereignty. But according to Steven Groves of the Heritage Foundation, also troubling is the treaty’s potential for abuse by environmental groups seeking to impose far-reaching regulations. Comments Mr. Groves: “The convention contains provisions that can create new opportunities for environmental activists to bring action against the U.S. for what they consider causing harm to the environment. This could include violating the Kyoto Protocol, for instance, even though America is not a party to that accord. Americans should be under no illusion: our accession to this convention risks embroiling the U.S. in a plethora of environmental legal actions.”

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