In the fall of 2007, the Rowen Companies, Inc. sent to Senator Trent Lott a letter giving the firm's support for US accession to the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The letter addresses the Rowen Companies' interests in full participation in the development of the continental shelf both within and beyond the 200 mile exclusive economic zone. The letter refers to the submissions of claims to areas of the continental shelf beyond the EEZ to the Convention's Commission on the Limits to the Continental Shelf.
The letter refers to the potential for profit, job creation and development of domestic sources of energy.
This letter was accompanied by a copy of the Rowen Companies testimony in favor of US accession to the LOS Convention.