EU-Canada trade agreement threatens fracking bans

EU-Canada trade agreement threatens fracking bans.

Stephanie Low via 
3:21 PM (26 minutes ago)

to STEPHlow

Please read the info on the EU-Canada agreement below. I know trade agreements don’t look very sexy, but if passed, they’ll have a HUGE impact on our lives. Take a look at the SClub Fact Sheet here which highlights the TPP’s fracking aspect
Relevant excerpt:
The TPP may allow for significantly increased exports of liquefied natural gas without the careful study or  adequate protections necessary to safeguard the American public. This could mean an increase of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking…. It would also likely cause an increase in natural gas and electricity prices, impacting consumers, manufacturers, workers, and increasing the use of dirty coal power.

And that’s just for starters: the TPP would violate U.S. sovereignty by subjecting our environmental regs to regulation by foreign tribunals.
Relevant excerpt:
To date, corporations such as Exxon Mobil and Dow Chemical have launched more than 450 cases against 89 governments. Nearly $675 million has been paid to corporations under U.S. FTAs and bilateral investment treaties, with about 70% of money going to oil, gas, and mining industries.

This is a BIG deal, especially since Japan just joined the 11 countries already negotiating the texts. The TPP would cover 40% of all global trade, and it wouldn’t be to anyone’s advantage but the 600 transnational corporations that have access to the negotiations, as opposed to the public, the press and Congress!

We need to get informed, get active, make sure our congressional reps get hold of the agreed-on texts, share them with us, and pledge to vote against Fast Track, thus allowing Congress to keep its constitutionally assigned  right to discuss and amend trade agreements.

Attend the Tuesday, May 28th, 6:30 PM, event described in the attached SAVE THE DATE, sponsored by Sierra Club and All Souls Unitarian Church in NYC to find out more and GET INVOLVED.


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