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September 19, 2013

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Fast Tracking Fracking

Among its many ramifications, the Trans-Pacific Partnership could fast track fracking in the U.S. by expediting unrestricted liquefied natural gas exports.

March 15, 2013
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Catch Shares vs. Catch Limits

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.

September 11, 2012

Trading Away Your Right to Clean Water: Trading and the Financialization of Nature

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.

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