This letter is circulating in the US Senate. Senators signing it are publicly committing to oppose consideration of LOST.

Letter text:

The Honorable Harry Reid
Majority Leader
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Mr. Leader,

We understand that Chairman Kerry has renewed his efforts to pursue Senate
ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. We are writing to let you
know that we believe this Convention reflects political, economic, and ideological assumptions
which are inconsistent with American values and sovereignty.

By its current terms, the Law of the Sea Convention encompasses economic and
technology interest in the deep sea, redistribution of wealth from developed to undeveloped
nations, freedom of navigation in the deep sea and exclusive economic zones which may
impact maritime security, and environmental regulation over virtually all sources of pollution.

To effect the treaty’s broad regime of governance, we are particularly concerned that
United States sovereignty could be subjugated in many areas to a supranational government
that is chartered by the United Nations under the 1982 Convention. Further, we are troubled
that compulsory dispute resolution could pertain to public and private activities including law
enforcement, maritime security, business operations, and nonmilitary activities performed
aboard military vessels.

If this treaty comes to the floor, we will oppose its ratification.

Sincerely yours,

Senators signed on to the above letter:

  • Senator Jon Kyl
  • Senator Jim Inhofe
  • Senator Roy Blunt
  • Senator Pat Roberts
  • Senator David Vitter
  • Senator Ron Johnson
  • Senator John Cornyn
  • Senator Jim Demint
  • Senator Tom Coburn
  • Senator John Boozman
  • Senator Rand Paul
  • Senator Jim Risch
  • Senator Mike Lee
  • Senator Jeff Sessions
  • Senator Mike Crapo
  • Senator Orrin Hatch
  • Senator John Barrasso
  • Senator Richard Shelby
  • Senator John Thune
  • Senator Richard Burr
  • Senator Saxby Chambliss
  • Senator Dan Coats
  • Senator John Hoeven
  • Senator Roger Wicker
  • Senator Marco Rubio
  • Senator Jerry Moran
  • Senator Dean Heller
  • Senator Pat Toomey
  • Senator Chuck Grassley
  • Senator Mitch McConnell
  • Senator Mike Johanns