4:48 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Senate Pressured To Ratify 'Law Of The Sea'

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 6:19 pm

For three decades the Law of the Sea treaty has been debated without ever being approved by the Senate. But proponents say the stakes have never been higher for ratifying the convention. The irony is that just about everyone — of all political stripes, from oil and gas companies, environmental groups, to the U.S. military — is on board with the treaty. Still, a small group of opponents has managed to stall its passage.