This Note focuses on the United States' reluctance to extend its sovereignty over its "territorial sea." Part I of this Note discusses the history and current status of UNCLOS III, the territorial sea, the contiguous zone, the exclusive economic zone, and the 1988 Proclamation. Part II examines the ongoing controversy in the U.S. Congress concerning federal versus state jurisdiciton over the expanded territorial sea zone and refers to proposed legislation that demonstrates both positions of the debate. Part III examines the effects of domestic enactment of the Proclamation on the international community by analyzing several U.S. statues that would require amendment from Congress if Congress extended the U.S. territorial sea to twelve miles.
Carol Elizabeth Remy,
U.S. Territorial Sea Extension: Jurisdiction and International Environmental Protection,
16 Fordham Int'l L.J. 1208
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