We need to think differently about trade. First, let me say that I am 100% in favor of trade. Trade is when we do what we do best, they do what they do best, and we trade. Trade, done right, will raise living standards.
A strong environment chapter is certainly not the only part of a trade agreement necessary to protect our land, water, and natural resources, but it is especially critical when viewed in historical context and in the current context of the TPP negotiations.
The Sierra Club is deeply concerned about the environmental implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, many parts of which could directly undermine efforts to strengthen environmental protection while also putting the U.S. economy and workers at risk.