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NAFTA Renegotiation Is A Stark Reminder That States And Cities Must Protect Against Climate Disaster
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NAFTA Renegotiation Is A Stark Reminder That States And Cities Must Protect Against Climate Disaster

Gwynne Taraska, Sam Adams, and Erin Flanagan write about how U.S. states and cities can commit to a more ambitious clean energy agenda in spite of the current administration's focus on fossil fuel development.

Authors

  • Gwynne Taraska
  • Sam Adams
  • Erin Flanagan

This week, officials from the United States, Mexico, and Canada will begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Energy Secretary Rick Perry has cited the occasion as an opportunity to create a new continent-wide energy strategy. Given the administration’s focus on fossil fuels in its energy agenda, it would be unsurprising if its vision for such a strategy includes more oil and gas development, more cross-border pipelines, and more pollution threatening the North American people and environment.

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Authors

Gwynne Taraska

Director, International Climate Policy

Sam Adams

Erin Flanagan