San Diego Law Review

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This Article provides an overview of several of the transboundary pollution issues affecting the Law of the Sea. The author argues that global pollution and transboundary pollution have historically been viewed from two major perspectives, namely from the land and from the ocean. The author suggests that more emphasis should be placed upon the ocean as the observational standpoint, because this standpoint is relatively unencumbered by pre-existing disputes involving land-based pollution. The author further argues that this oceanic standpoint also provides for fresh perspectives and allows for innovative policymaking to prevent, reduce, and control international pollution.