How Passage of TPP Could Bypass Fracking Bans in the U.S.

http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/14/tpp-bypass-fracking-bans/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tpp-bypass-fracking-bans

On Jan. 9, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Rep. Camp (R-MI) introduced the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014, otherwise known as “fast track,” which could facilitate passage of deeply flawed trade agreements including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact with limited public and Congressional input. If fast-track legislation is approved by Congress, President Obama would be able to sign the TPP and then send it to Congress for a straight up-or-down vote—with no room for amendments and limited floor debate.

Watch this video by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network showing how the TPP could threaten environmental protections and public health. This video examines the potential impacts of the TPP if approved by Congress.

Visit EcoWatch’s FRACKING pages for more related news on this topic.

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