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Washington, D.C., February 25, 1999 – In a plea for increased national sovereignty and greater congressional accountability, James Sheehan, director of international environmental policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), testified before the Committee on Resources today about the American Land Sovereignty Protection Act.
"The Department of Interior, acting in concert with functionaries of the United Nations and with environmental pressure groups, has taken actions under international conventions which threaten private property protections given to individuals under the US Constitution," Sheehan comments in his testimony. "Restoration of American land sovereignty is essential if we are to protect private property and individual liberty in this country."
Sheehan is a recognized expert in issues of international policy. He is the author of Global Greens: Inside the International Environmental Establishment (Capital Research Center, 1998), a book exposing the funding and political influence of international environmental groups, especially in international treaty negotiations. His book also discusses international land designations and the threat it poses to property rights and national sovereignty.
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