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Response to cali (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 07:21 AM

10. "they've been strengthened over the years, largely thanks to citizen-led advocacy by groups "

from the club's pdf
The TPP and the Environment
Environmental chapters in our trade deals have a history of lacking meaningful enforcement. But they've been
strengthened over the years, largely thanks to citizen-led advocacy by groups including the Sierra Club. This
pressure led to the forging of a bipartisan consensus in May 2007 that set the minimum standards for environment,
labor and other provisions in our trade agreements.

It is essential that the environment chapter of the TPP build on this progress. At the minimum, the chapter should be
binding and subject to the same dispute settlement provisions as commercial chapters; ensure that countries uphold
and strengthen their domestic environmental laws and policies and their obligations under agreed multilateral
environmental agreements; and include biding provisions to address the core environment and conservation challenges of the Pacific Rim region, such as efforts to combat illegal trade in wood, wood products, and wildlife
and to strengthen fisheries management.

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Ok, that's not a total wipeout yet, but we need more details.
I wonder if AFLCIO has anything on the labor protections.

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