U.S. moving to claim parts of Beaufort Sea -CTV

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U.S. moving to claim parts of Beaufort Sea

Updated Mon. Nov. 5 2007 9:06 PM ET
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — American officials urged the Senate on Monday to quickly endorse the international treaty on the Law of the Sea, saying it’s vital to U.S. security and access to untapped Arctic energy resources.

Without the treaty, which came into effect in 1994 and has been ratified by 155 countries including Canada, the United States has no ability to assert rights over offshore areas thought to be rich in oil and gas.


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