Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe has been on the front lines of the climate debate since his days in the House of Representatives and has been one of the most prominent opponents of efforts ranging from the Kyoto Protocol to Cap and Trade and now to the Law of the Sea Treaty. Inhofe says the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) is often pitched as an innocuous effort to clarify maritime boundaries and even enhance U.S. access to vital resources. But in reality he says the treaty is a giveaway to the United Nations, which would then charge the U.S. and American energy companies a fortune to explore for energy underneath our own waters. Inhofe is leading an effort to stop the treaty from receiving the two-thirds vote necessary to be ratified – but he admits he doesn’t have the votes yet. He also explains how the Obama administration is moving forward on the Cap & Trade agenda through regulations and emergency declarations after the legislative effort failed in the previous Congress. Inhofe was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994 and is the top Republican member of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee.