Re: Creating new states

Date: Sat Jan 15 2000 - 07:17:30 MST

In a message dated 1/11/00 1:36:58 AM Central Standard Time, writes:

> The Gulf is a nice place to put
> an island.)

Unfortunately, other than the weather, it actually isn't All but one tiny
little triangular slice of the Gulf of Mexico is within 200 miles of some
country's coastline, and therefore within its "Exclusive Ecocnomic Zone"
("EEZ") under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. I believe that slice
is in pretty deep water (my chart of the Gulf is at the office and I'm
comfortably at home this morning). If you created an artificial island
within an existing country's EEZ, you'd just be adding to that country's
territory under current legal regimes. Gotta build your island more than 200
miles out . . .

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