Americans are all too familiar with fear-mongering campaigns organized by “green” nonprofits and their big foundation backers. Now some major environmentalist organizations appear to be shifting their efforts from stirring anxieties about the global atmosphere to new campaigns involving the world’s oceans. The focus of this new push is the “Global Partnership for Oceans” (GPO), which is yet another effort to squash private development of the world’s resources in favor of creating international bureaucracies that can stifle development around the world, says Neil Maghami of the Capital Research Center.
The GPO attempts to limit development of the world’s offshore energy riches through collective resource management and wealth transfers on a global scale.
The GPO builds upon the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) that favors international non-governmental organizations over private enterprise.
While more than 160 countries have signed onto LOST, the United States has refused to become a signatory to the treaty, fearing LOST’s potential impact on U.S. energy interests.