Trump’s NAFTA “Re-Do” Threatens People And The Planet

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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.

  • homer crad

    Go Trump, Keep up the good work!

  • DHFabian

    Both parties have worked long and consistently for this agenda. Political power has been getting phased out internationally, replaced by corporation domination, ever since Reagan/Thatcher.

  • DHFabian

    Feeling rather cranky today, aren’t you?

  • LOUIS STEFFEN

    I agree, but people are stuck in the either or mentality not realizing democrats who are against trump are globalist tools also. we need alternatives to the status quo