Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has become the 29th Senator to sign on to the anti-LOST letter. Kudos to Sen. Grassley for standing up for American sovereignty by signing onto this letter important letter. It signals his constituents and his fellow Senators that he will not allow an international organization based in Kingston, Jamaica to exert control over America's offshore natural resources.
America does not need to sign onto a treaty to secure navigation rights, since we've always had them and are in no danger of losing them. And in addition to that unnecessary provision, the treaty would also erode U.S. sovereignty by giving an unaccountable U.N.-style bureaucracy the power to spend our offshore oil and gas royalties and to forbid U.S. companies from mining on our own continental shelf.
With Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) officially signing the letter yesterday, there are now 30 Senators now on to the letter, meaning we are within striking distance of sinking this dangerously flawed treaty.