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Environmental groups: USMCA 'weak' on past environmental agreements

October 5, 2018 at 5:30 PM
The environmental chapter of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement does little to reinforce the environmental protections established in recent free trade agreements, environmental groups say. The USMCA, if ratified, “takes a significant step backwards” from the environmental protections in seven prior multilateral environmental agreements because it includes “standard enforcement language” for one agreement, uses “weak language” for two other deals and “fails” to mention the remaining four pacts, according to a Sierra Club statement . Multilateral environmental agreements create a baseline for...

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