Friday, February 22, 2008
WSJ Article on the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
Today, the Wall Street Journal has an article on the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf. The piece - Board of Scientists Is Swamped By Claims for Rich Sea Floors - describes the work of the Commission and what's at stake. It also notes that the United States has not made any submissions to the Commission, as it is not a party to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The treaty is pending in the Senate, but Senate advice and consent "appears unlikely," according to a senior State Department official.