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Trump’s NAFTA “re-do” threatens people and the planet

Posted May. 18, 2017 / Posted by: Audrey Fox

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump Administration submitted notice to Congress today that it intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, according to reports.

Bill Waren, Friends of the Earth’s senior trade analyst, issued the following response:

Donald Trump built his campaign by demonizing the North American Free Trade Agreement, which he called “the worst deal ever,” and by making assurances that he could rework trade deals to protect the American people. Now he plans to give another hand out to corporations through renegotiating NAFTA.

Trump’s leaked NAFTA renegotiation plan describes just what the corporate lobby is demanding: using NAFTA talks to revive large parts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership making NAFTA even worse for people and the planet.

Any trade agreement that the U.S. enters must protect public health and our environment. Trump’s NAFTA “re-do,” like the TPP, will encourage corporations to pollute our air and water, poison our food and accelerate climate change.

Expert contact: Bill Waren, (202) 222-0746, bwaren@foe.org
Communications contact: Patrick Davis, (202) 222-0744, pdavis@foe.org

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