Nancy Pelosi: Take a Stand Against the TPP

Green Living Ideas

They are looking to pass the “NAFTA on steroids” after the November election this year [&hellip. This post has been republished from our partners CREDO mobile. The supporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are gearing up for one last push to ram an unprecedented corporate power grab through Congress before President Obama leaves the White House. The post Nancy Pelosi: Take a Stand Against the TPP appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Sponsored Posts

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Masters of the Obvious

Environmental Economics

Mr. Trump has not yet clarified his promises on trade, but most experts say it will be very hard to simply walk away from Nafta and impose a 45 percent tariff against imports from China. “In I don't have the time to read all the articles like this one: Last week, Donald J. Trump was elected president based on a straightforward promise to make the United States great again.

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Tractors, Ritual Baths, and Dismantling Racism: Welcome to Black and Latino Farmers Immersion

Green (Living) Review

As Latinos, they were forced out of Mexico by international trade deals like NAFTA. The program brings together training in topics such as soil chemistry and farm planning with a deep analysis of how racism has divorced people of color from the land.

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Putting a Price on the Environment

Eco Friendly Daily

relations after the introduction of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into Canada’s public policy. From forests to fish farms, Canadians across the country have expressed concern over the environmental profiteering that has become de rigueur in Canada / U.S.

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A reminder that the broken window game has never been short on players

Environmental Economics

The (CO2 intensive) job losses that climate policy opponents trumpet will be offset by the (CO2 not-so-intensive) job gains that climate policy proponents trumpet (remember the "giant sucking sound" that was to be NAFTA?).

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4 Ridiculous Reasons Lone Pine Resources Is Suing Canada Over Fracking Moratorium

Sierra Club Compass

This week, an  electronic copy of a quietly filed lawsuit was unearthed, exposing the fact that oil and gas company Lone Pine Resources is moving forward with a $250-million North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) lawsuit against Canada.

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Fracking Causes Friction Between Trade And Environment - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

On November 8 th , Lone Pine Resources, a Delaware-incorporated oil and gas firm with operations in Canada, filed notice of its intent to sue Canada for $250 million under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) over Quebec’s moratorium on fracking. Compass.

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Does Fracking Make You Queasy? So Will The Trans-Pacific Trade Pact.

Sierra Club Compass

It’s similar to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – only way, way bigger. A leaked version of the pact's controversial chapter on investment reveals that—like NAFTA and more recent trade pacts—the TPP would give broad rights to foreign corporations.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership: Wrong Trade Deal for the U.S. - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

It’s bigger than NAFTA (the North America Free Trade Agreement) and it now includes both Mexico and Canada. One critical section,  on investor protection , was leaked, so we have every reason to believe that the flawed NAFTA model is being followed throughout. Compass.

Trade Rules Undermine Transition to Clean Energy - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

The Delaware-incorporated Lone Pine Resources noted its intent to sue Canada for $250 million under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) over Quebec’s moratorium on fracking -- the violent process of extracting natural gas from shale rock buried deep underground. Compass.

The TTIP: A Very Scary Proposal

Sierra Club Compass

Now corporations are pushing for the TTIP to give more “protections” to oil and gas companies, which – based on the NAFTA precedent— would allow foreign companies to circumvent government and court decisions over energy policies, and sue taxpayers over policies that companies deem inconvenient.

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Sheets of Wheat

Eco Friendly Daily

That said, the pulp and paper industry is seeing its share of problems – from pine beetles to NAFTA to rapidly dwindling tree resources.

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More Than 700,000 Tell Congress: Fast Track Is The Wrong Path

Sierra Club Compass

The age of NAFTA-like agreements must come to an end. Photo courtesy of Teamsters. The saying goes: the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Here is Trump’s Actual, Real “Private” To-Do List for the first 100 days.

Elephant Journal

Renegotiate NAFTA into terms that protect the American worker. I strongly agree with just five of the below—many of the rest horrify me, and are downright un-American.

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Naomi Klein: "Only mass social movements can save us"

Green Blog

When the NAFTA treaty was debated in the early 1990s, a strong coalition of unions and environmental groups rallied to lead a massive opposition to the deal, and “for a time it even looked as if they would win.”

Why The Climate Movement Cannot Ignore Trade

Sierra Club Compass

However, our current model of free trade, which is written into agreements of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and free trade pacts like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), threatens nearly every aspect of this much-needed economic transition. Photo courtesy of Jim Wylie.

More Than 700,000 Tell Congress: Fast Track Is The Wrong Path

Sierra Club Compass

While the Obama Administration and congressional supporters of the pacts have rekindled timeworn talking points that describe these deals as “21st century” trade agreements, in reality, they strongly resemble the failed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that went into effect more than two decades ago. The age of NAFTA-like agreements must come to an end. Photo courtesy of Teamsters. The saying goes: the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Dead Sea Mining Company Plans Dubious Merger With Canadian ‘Natural Resource’ Firm

Green Prophet

An Israel Chemicals Dead Sea mining plant; Photo by Haaretz/Ofer Vaknin.

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FOR HUNGER-PROOF CITIES Sustainable Urban Food Systems

The Green Changemakers

FOR HUNGER-PROOF CITIES Sustainable Urban Food Systems Edited by Mustafa Koc, Rod MacRae, Luc J.A. Mougeot, and Jennifer Welsh IDRC 1999 ISBN 0-88936-882-1 e-ISBN 1-55250-062-4 252 pp. Disponible en français The 20th century has witnessed a massive growth in urban populations.

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Economies For Life

The Green Changemakers

Trade agreements like NAFTA and institutions like the World Trade Organization open countries to unbridled competition for investment and jobs that creates a race to the bottom in terms of labor, health, social, and environmental standards. by David Korten Enron. Accounting fraud. Mad cows. Wal-Mart. Monopoly. Political corruption. Disintegrating schools. Downsizing. WorldCom. Tax havens. Cancer. Hostile takeovers. Channel One. Harken Energy. Climate change. Corporate welfare.

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