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.

Fracking Causes Friction Between Trade And Environment - Compass

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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.

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It’s similar to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – only way, way bigger. And the threats it poses to the health of our families and the future of our planet may be much more severe.

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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

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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.

Why The Climate Movement Cannot Ignore Trade

Sierra Club Compass

The health of our planet depends on our ability to make big changes in our economy. Photo courtesy of Jim Wylie.

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.”