Heritage Action Statement on Law of the Sea Treaty

As the Obama administration renews its push for ratification of the long-stalled Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), Heritage Action issued the following statement from CEO Michael A. Needham:

Not only is this treaty unnecessary, it would also empower a new international bureaucracy at the expense of American sovereignty.  Senators must be careful not to be co-opted by the administration’s sophisticated lobbying effort.   As we have seen in the aftermath of the New START Treaty, promises made to secure votes often fall by the wayside.  America cannot afford yet another foreign policy mistake, which is why Heritage Action opposes the dangerously-flawed treaty and will work vigorously with our allies to ensure its defeat.

Additional Information:
New START’s “quid pro quo” Stops
Accession to U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea Would Expose the U.S. to Baseless Climate Change Lawsuits
U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea Erodes U.S. Sovereignty over U.S. Extended Continental Shelf


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