what is the Submerged Lands Act and what does it do

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what is the Submerged Lands Act and what does it do

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The Submerged Lands Act says that states own areas of their state that are underwater, including up to a few miles off their coast.

The act overruled a court case that had given the federal government control of areas off the coast of California.

https://www.boem.gov/sites/default/files/uploadedFiles/BOEM/Oil_and_Gas_Energy_Program/Leasing/Outer_Continental_Shelf/Lands_Act_History/submerged.pdf