In an Op-Ed today in the Los Angeles Times, Sir Richard Branson and James Cameron appealed to the Obama Administration to support a new agreement on the High Seas. In the opinion piece, Sir Richard and Mr. Cameron highlighted that the “United States has been the single most significant obstacle to a new high seas agreement, with the State Department citing potential opposition from members of Congress who are critics of the United Nations.”
The also advanced that “spearheading negotiations on the conservation and management of the high seas could give the U.S. a big win on a global issue. It would level the playing field by making sure that activities on the high seas are subject to the same kinds of requirements routinely imposed on ocean industries in U.S. coastal waters.”
Sir Richard and Mr. Cameron closed with a final question “how many chances does a president get to influence the future of half the planet for the benefit of all that live on it?”
The full Op-Ed is available on the Los Angeles Times website.