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Fact Sheets: Common ResourcesFact Sheets Count: 71
February 6, 2015
The poultry sector is dominated by a few large poultry processing companies that control every step of chicken production — from chicks to cutlets.
May 14, 2014
The TPP will increase imports of potentially unsafe and minimally inspected fish and seafood products, exposing consumers to more and more dangerous seafood.
January 14, 2014
The TPP’s contentious “investor-state dispute resolution” allows a corporation to sue federal, state and local governments if it believes that a law or regulation will negatively affect its bottom line.
September 19, 2013
Among its many ramifications, the Trans-Pacific Partnership could fast track fracking in the U.S. by expediting unrestricted liquefied natural gas exports.
July 15, 2013
The U.S. government is aggressively negotiating two large “free trade” deals with a dozen Pacific Rim countries and the European Union. Although these trade pacts are presented as opportunities to increase exports, the reality is that the small print in these trade negotiations has allowed big business to undermine vital public health, consumer protection and environmental safeguards as so-called “trade barriers.”
May 28, 2013
Offsets fail to deliver their promised emissions reductions. They are littered with problems that jeopardize the possibility of achieving actual reductions. Instead of helping to reduce pollution, offsets offer polluters a giant loophole to keep on polluting.
March 15, 2013
Catch limits are protective caps on the number of fish that can be caught in a fishing year. They are a fundamental measure to prevent overfishing and ensure the long-term sustainability of fish stocks. These measures are set based on scientific assessments of the health of fish stocks.
October 15, 2012
No apueste a Wall Street: la financiarización de la naturaleza y el riesgo para nuestros bienes comunes
Con demasiada frecuencia, cuando un economista o banquero mira los bosques vírgenes o los ríos fluyendo libremente, no ve la naturaleza — ve “capital natural.” Este concepto promueve la idea de que a nuestros recursos naturales se les debe atribuir un valor y que deben administrarse bajo principios basados en el mercado de […]
September 11, 2012
In 1977, Congress passed a set of amendments to the 1972 Federal Water Pollution Control Act. Together, the original act and the amendments came to be known as the Clean Water Act (CWA). The CWA set a strong and simple standard that polluting is illegal, and that the national goal is zero discharge into our public waterways. Failing achievement of zero discharge, the CWA set limits on discharges.
August 16, 2012
Enbridge Inc., Canada’s largest transporter of crude oil, claims to no longer be pursuing its ‘Trailbreaker’ plan as first proposed in 2008: to run Canadian tar sands oil through an aging pipeline that stretches across northern New England from Montreal, Canada, to Portland, Maine. Yet given that efforts to send tar sands oil south to refineries in Texas through the proposed Keystone XL pipeline — as well as efforts to send the oil west from Alberta to British Columbia — have face stiff opposition and stalled, New England remains at risk.