Not only could these trade talks lead to more fracking, but free trade agreements often put the interests of corporations before the health and safety of communities and workers. As U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk continues negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) — the world’s biggest free trade agreement — will you tell him you are concerned?
Tell U.S. Trade Rep. Ron Kirk that the health and safety of our communities and workers must come first in any international trade agreement.
Exporting liquefied natural gas will have far reaching impacts on communities across the nation. In addition to increased fracking, pipelines carrying liquefied natural gas would cross the country to export facilities on our coasts. This means greater potential for more air pollution, water pollution, pipeline-related spills, and destruction of coastal places.