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China orders tighter supervision of offshore oil

SHANGHAI - (AP) China's leaders have ordered oil companies to beef up safety precautions for offshore oil drilling to prevent calamities similar to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, warning of "increasing risks" from aging equipment and weak rescue capabilities. Safety officials and others...

Lawrence Kogan on Revised U.S. Deep Seabed Mining Policy Reflects UNCLOS and Other International Environmental Law Obligations

by Lawrence A. Kogan Excerpt: This article questions the extent to which U.S. continental shelf seabed mining policy, as reflected in the U.S. administration's recently issued five-year OCS development plan and accompanying agency regulations, is influenced by international environmental...