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Earth on fire, environment

    ISIS. Investor State Dispute Settlement. Foreign corporations can sue states if environmentalists block their plans. Arbitration tribunals not accountablle to a domestic legal system. TransCanada and NAFTA. TPP replicates this. Special privileges for investors.

  2. UN Says the TPP Threatens Indigenous Rights

    "This is a crucial issue, she argued, as most of the remaining natural resources available on earth are located on indigenous lands — because protecting them is part of the indigenous culture, or because they are located on remote lands. Unfortunately, indigenous land rights and their legitimate access to natural resources are not defended as strongly as in the past by either the state or international organizations, she said. ...Trade agreements like the TPP prioritize corporate rights over human rights,


    Part of the controversy surrounding the TPP’s Environmental Chapter is the ISDS (Investor-State Dispute Settlement). This provision is highly controversial because it gives investors and corporations the power to sue governments if any of their laws or regulations might harm their corporate investments. With this provision in place, some countries might even reconsider passing environmental protections, further damaging ecosystems and wildlife.

  4. The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Environment: An Assessment of Commitments and Trade Agreement Enforcement (November 2015)

    proponents of almost every U.S. free trade agreement (FTA) formed in the past two decades have similarly promised meaningful and enforceable labor and environmental safeguards. Yet the reality of past U.S. FTA enforcement and the provisions included in the TPP suggest that this agreement, like those before it, will not guarantee environmental protection.
    In fact, the only provision related to the environment used with regularity is Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), which allows companies to sue governments for enacting and upholding environmental and other laws.

  5. Fools or Liars on the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

    Tariff changes would benefit other countries that export evil stuff, not US.

    Loss of American jobs

    The TPP will put into question every health, safety, and environmental regulation that governments at any level seek to implement. The assurances from the Obama administration to the contrary on this front are absolutely worthless. The TPP sets up an extra-judicial system, not bound by precedent and not subject to appeal, which can impose large fines for any measure it chooses.
    ...stronger and longer patent and copyright protection. This will raise the price of the protected products, most importantly prescription drugs.

  6. 2015: A Year in Review on Trade and the Environment

    Investor protections trump environmental concerns, including Dolphin protection

    Nothing in the leaked text would prevent foreign corporations from challenging American or European climate or environmental policies in unaccountable trade tribunals. Nothing would prevent TTIP from expanding trade in dangerous fossil fuels like oil and gas.
    ...the pact would empower fossil fuel corporations to attack climate policies in private tribunals; lock in dirty fossil fuel production; increase climate-disrupting emissions; threaten endangered species like sharks, elephants, and tigers; and limit government efforts to combat climate disruption.

  7. The Peru Trade Deal Turns Ten: The Consequences Of Irresponsible Trade Past, Present, And Future

    India's solar program opposed by WTO, with US backing.

  8. A Dirty Deal

  9. What’s the big deal? Understanding the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    With videos. See especially "The one with Dr Stiglitz. American economist at 38.28 talks about subsidies to foreign investors on environment because of ISDS...."

  10. Activist Committed to Making Sure Trade Agreement Doesn't Harm Environment, Public Health