January 27, 2005
Now that the elections are over, the politicians and special interests in Washington will feel free to do what they want -- ignore public opinion -- unless we convince them otherwise. Senator Richard Lugar, chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, wants the U.S. Senate to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) as soon as possible. Lobbyists representing multi-national corporations are busy convincing U.S. senators to vote in favor of LOST, and well-funded think tanks are holding briefings to marshal support for ratification.
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