April 16, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
Bolivian President Evo Morales on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the International Court of Justice laying claim to a 240-mile area in Chile that provides access to the Pacific Ocean. Bolivia reportedly lost its claim of ownership to the land during a war with Chile in the 1800s. Chile alleges a ...[read more]
January 27, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the UN's highest court, issued a ruling establishing a new maritime boundary between Peru and Chile on Monday. The ICJ granted Peru some parts of the Pacific Ocean formerly controlled by Chile but left Chile prosperous coastal fishing grounds. The ...[read more]
September 16, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On September 16, 2008, the US House of Representatives voted 236-189 to pass the Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act, to partially lift the ban on offshore oil drilling as part of a comprehensive energy proposal. The legislation authorized drilling activities 50 ...[read more]
November 14, 2007
by Andrew Gilmore
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that the US Navy's use of high-powered sonar should be limited during training exercises in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California. The Court vacated its earlier stay on a temporary injunction preventing the Navy's ...[read more]
December 13, 2005
by Sara R. Parsowith
US District Court Judge Larry Burns ruled Monday that US Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff had authority to waive all laws and legal challenges to the building of the final 3.5 mile section of a border fence running through coastal wetlands to the Pacific Ocean designed to thwart ...[read more]
September 30, 2004
by Jeannie Shawl
The mayor of Pitcairn Island, a British colony in the Pacific Ocean, has pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and indecent assault. Prosecutors from New Zealand have said that there is an ingrained culture of having sex with underage children on the island, but local women have said that the ...[read more]

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