U.S.-EU trade deal promises Climate Armageddon
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 14th round of negotiations begin in Brussels today for the European Union-US trade agreement (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). A leaked EU document obtained by Friends of the Earth Europe and covered in a story by The Guardian today confirms that TTIP would “sabotage” the Paris climate agreement and US and EU commitments to tackle global warming.
According to Bill Waren, senior trade analyst at Friends of the Earth, US:
The EU proposal would terminate controls on natural gas exports between the U.S. and EU, subvert clean energy programs, and ramp up climate change by encouraging extraction of fossil fuels. The U.S.-EU trade deal, like the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement now pending before Congress, promises Climate Armageddon.
Read the Friends of the Earth, Europe analysis here.
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