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Fact Sheets: Common Resources

Fact Sheets Count: 70
May 14, 2014

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Fast Track to a Gusher of Imported Fish

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

Fast Tracking Corporate Power: Investor-State Resolution and the TPP

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

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.

July 15, 2013
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Don’t Fast Track Fracking and Unsafe Food

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
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Counterfeit Emissions Reductions

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
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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.

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

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.

August 16, 2012

Keep Tar Sands Oil Out of New England

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.

July 27, 2012

Fishing for a Way Out Iceland’s Struggle to Dismantle Its Privatized Fishery System

The United States and the European Union are moving toward privatizing their fisheries management systems through catch shares, while Iceland, with one of the world’s oldest and most comprehensive catch share programs, is struggling to find a way to dismantle its program. Why? The answer is that catch shares have failed Iceland’s fisheries and the nation as a whole.

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