Before government officials try to promote economic efficiency by selling off federally owned marine land, they should first get clarity on the precise meanings of ‘efficiency’ and ‘privatization.’ They should also reconsider the assumptions that guided the 1953 federal law nationalizing approximately 1.7 billion acres off the Pacific Coast, Alaskan coast, Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Coast.

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