TransCanda Lawsuit over Keystone XL Rejection


The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline was officially rejected this past November, but now TransCanada is suing the Obama Administration under NAFTA, “using a complex and opaque process known as the investor-state dispute system, which allows corporations to bring lawsuits against countries that they feel are unfairly blocking the free flow of trade. TransCanada’s accusation is that the Obama Administration rejected Keystone XL for purely symbolic reasons, rather than its impact on the climate, and therefore the company has been discriminated against.”

The Huffington Post details the lawsuit and provides useful commentary into “how terrible trade agreements like NAFTA can be for our environment.”

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