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Voice of the Reader: Trade agreement misguided

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To the Editor:

The recent leak of the Trans Atlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) shows once again a disdain for American laws. The TIP would require the U.S. and the EU “to eliminate all existing restrictions on the export of natural gas in trade between” the two parties;

Undermine clean energy policies, such as renewable portfolio standards or feed-in tariffs, by stating that electricity utilities in the U.S. and the EU shall not discriminate “between types of energy” in granting access to the electrical grid;

Obligate the U.S. and the EU to “foster industry self-regulation” on energy efficiency rather than using mandatory requirements that oblige corporations to boost the energy efficiency of their products; and

Threaten protections against destructive extraction of fossil fuels and natural resources in countries outside of the U.S. and EU.

Say goodnight to the people on! this "Third Rock From The Sun."

Stephen Nickels

Simpson

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