Remember the Gulf of Mexico transboundary treaty glitch that was the subject of Watching Government's Oct. 14 column? There are growing indications now that it might not be a problem after all.
Back then, it looked as if a US Senate-House conference would be necessary for the 2012 treaty between Mexico and the US to be congressionally ratified in time for it to be implemented.
A bill approving the treaty passed by the House included a provision that waived a Dodd-Frank law requirement that US companies disclose payments to foreign governments. The version the Senate approved had no such provision, making a conference likely and possibly jeopardizing the treaty's timely ratification.