Maritime border drilling

The US appears inconsistent in border drilling diplomacy. Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, and now Cuba have asserted their rights to drill in territorial waters bordering or near the US-to mixed responses from their neighbor.Talisman Energy Inc. and others have been drilling and producing from Canadian waters of Lake Erie for more than 40 years, while US states maintain a moratorium against drilling in the Great Lakes.Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources oversees production from 500 natural gas wells and 22 oil wells in Lake Erie (OGJ, Sept. 26, 2005, p. 48).But in 1985, the governors of eight Great Lakes states signed the Statement of Principle against Oil Drilling in Lake Erie, an...

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