Don't Let Secret International Trade Deals Undermine Our Environment!
The Trans-Pacific 'Partnership' (TPP) is a massive "free trade agreement" that could impact nearly every aspect of our lives, from the food we eat to the air we breathe to the quality of our jobs.
One of the impacts of the TPP would likely be a substantial increase in U.S. natural gas exports to countries in the Pacific Rim, paving the way for more fracking across the United States.
The TPP would also allow foreign corporations to sue governments directly -- for unlimited cash compensation -- over almost any domestic environmental or other law that the corporation believes is hurting its ability to make a profit.
Despite the huge impact the agreement would have on our communities and the environment, the TPP is being negotiated in near complete secrecy. There is a big push to finalize the pact this October, so we have very little time to act.
Bellingham – Wednesday, July 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Snacks provided)RE Sources, 2309 Meridian Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 [Map]
Seattle – Thursday, July 18 from noon to 1:30 p.m. (Bring your lunch)Seattle Central Library, Room 1 1000 4th Ave., Seattle, WA 98104 [Map]
Speakers Include: Ilana Solomon, Trade Representative, Sierra Club; Robin Everett, Washington State Chapter, Sierra Club; and Kristen Beifus, Washington Fair Trade Coalition.