The Department of Commerce is supporting the US in joining the Law of the Sea Council. They claim it will extend the US economic zone for drilling for oil.
Do they really think we are that stupid? All this administration does is ban drilling. All this would do is extend the reach of what the administration can ban.
There is more stupidity at the DoC blog on why it is good. All you have to know why it is bad is it would mean the US would have to follow United Nation's laws for our coastal line, not US law.
Instead of me ranting about all of this, enjoy this video: