TPP protesters. (photo: Robert Galbraith/Reuters)
Michael Brune | EcoWatch | Reader Supported News | February 4, 2016
t a convention center and casino in Auckland, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, setting the clock ticking for President Obama to send the deeply flawed deal to Congress for approval.
For years, the Sierra Club has reported on and campaigned against the TPP’s threats to our air, water, climate, families and communities.
The U.S. Trade Representative is gambling away our jobs, our clean air and water, and our future by pushing the polluter-friendly Trans-Pacific Partnership, so it only makes sense that it was signed in a casino and convention center. Signing the TPP is Russian roulette for our economy and our climate.