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Obama Blocks Environmental Protections in Asia Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Sun, Jan 19, 2014, 08:45 PM

President Barack Obama loves to tell Americans he's the Green President, by imposing stricter environmental laws in his country. But did you know that Obama is negotiating a free trade deal, called Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which would block Asian government from implementing eco-friendly protection laws for their citizens? The TPP would ignore the sovereignty rights of Asian governments to rule themselves.

Inter Press Service reports that, "An accord that would be the largest trade agreement ever negotiated appears to be rolling back environmental safeguards that have been a key part of U.S.-led trade deals for much of the past decade."

Global Green groups are raising concerns that President Barack Obama will betray Mother Nature to obtain approval for TPP.

According to Inter Press Service, "For four years, negotiators for 12 proposed Pacific-area member countries have been trying to come to agreement on a sweeping deal for what is being called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). While few details of the talks have been made public, WikiLeaks on Wednesday released a negotiating text for the environment chapter as well as a round-up of related country-level positions."

The US Chamber of Commerce is also praising the TPP for eliminating environmental protection regulations in Asia.

To read the entire article from Inter Press Service, link here:

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