Unformatted text preview: 2. In 1945, U.S. President Harry Truman issued a proclamation that claimed U.S. jurisdiction and control over all the resources in and on the continental shelf down to its margin around 100 fathoms 600 ft. deep. In some area the shallow continental shelf of the United States extends more than 200 miles offshore, and Washington did not want foreign countries drilling for oil just beyond the 3 mile territorial sea....
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- Spring '11
- Arctic Ocean, Exclusive Economic Zone, President Harry Truman, Continental shelf