Extract from “Keystone pipeline lawsuit threatens Obama’s Asian trade deal”

[…] Environmentalists say that, if the company [TransCanada] is successful, it would be evidence that trade deals — particularly the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which Mr. Obama negotiated earlier this year — would allow international corporations to override the will of U.S. policymakers.

“Here is exactly the attack on U.S. environmental policy that the president insisted could never happen under the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal,” said Lori Wallach, director of trade issues at Public Citizen, a watchdog.

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