Extract from “TransCanada’s Pathetic Keystone XL Lawsuit Could Galvanize Resistance to New Trade Agreements”

TransCanada’s lawsuit is another important reminder of how terrible trade agreements like NAFTA can be for our environment, and the ability of local and national governments to keep fossil fuels in the ground. The timing is particularly ironic. At this very moment, the Obama Administration is pressuring Congress and other nations to sign off on a new NAFTA-like agreement, the Trans Pacific Partnership, which would give corporations even more power to bring forward cases like TransCanada’s.

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