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Statement of Carroll Muffett on TransCanada Lawsuit Using the Investment Chapter of NAFTA


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Statement of Carroll Muffett on TransCanada Lawsuit Using the Investment Chapter of NAFTA

Center for Environmental Law

WASHINGTON - Today, TransCanada filed a lawsuit using the Investment Chapter of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to sue the United States for more than $15 billion. Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), a feature of some 3,000 Free Trade Agreements, gives corporations the power to sue governments for decisions taken in the broader public interest.

Carroll Muffett, President of the Center for International Environmental Law, issued the following statement:

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The Government is taking Public Comments NOW on the
Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement until Jan 13th
(I think that's the cut off date). To leave a comment, go to Office of the Federal Register (US) to locate it.