On Monday, November 5th, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) released a statement which sets forth their opposisition to the Law of the Sea Treaty.
ALEC, a prominent bipartisan coalition of state legislators who advocate for "limited government, free markets, federalism, and individual liberty," indicated their view that the Law of the Sea Treaty represents a grevious threat to American sovereignty, and that our ratification of it would be a colossal error.
The statement highlights a few of the most egregious stipulations of LOST. For example, ALEC notes that the treaty "empowers the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to impose taxes on American companies" and that it "would give the United Nations control over seven-tenths of the world’s surface. We must be cautious because he who rules the sea will rule the land."
The Coalition to Preserve American Sovereignty commends the American Legislative Exchange Council for its stand against American accession to the Law of the Sea Treaty.
View the Full ALEC Statement