The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea—the US military backs it, the oil industry loves it, and Senators Murkowski and Begich support it. Hell, even the environmentalists are behind this piece of legislation. So why won’t Congress ratify this treaty and put this issue to bed?
Alaska is a great place to live, work, and play; thanks in large part to the responsible development of our abundant natural resources. It was our resources that provided a compelling argument for us to become part of the United States, and today, Alaska has one of the healthiest economies in the country.