The consolidated draft text of the Environment chapter of the Trans-Pacific
partnership Agreement and the accompanying chair’s commentary have been posted in Wikileaks:
The documents are dated 24 November 2013, the final day of the Salt Lake City round in November.
The chair’s commentary records the countries that objected to, and in some
cases that supported, different aspects of the text. They are consistent with
That Wikileaks posted in December showing one country’s assessment of the 12 countries’ positions on many TPPA issues.
Updates on TPP & Fast Track Legislation by Alyssa Burgin, Texas Drought Project:
Any day now, Congress will vote on fast-track authority for the Trans Pacific
Partnership. In Austin, we must thank Congressman Lloyd Doggett for his
unwavering opposition to fast-track authority--he understands what is at stake.
But at the same time, we should admonish a rising star in the Democratic Party,
Congressman Joaquin Castro, who has supported this at every turn. Congressman Castro may not be Austin's representative now, but if he plans to garner its support for future statewide (or greater) office, then he should know where we stand. Fast-track authority, which is what is to be voted on soon, will be THE VOTE on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. After that is done, our elected officials will not be able to modify, limit or cancel the agreement. We must act now.
And from Move On:
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a binding international pact being written
by and for big corporations, at the expense of good-paying jobs, affordable
medicine and the quality of the air we breathe, water we drink, and food we feed our children.
After four years of negotiations, TPP negotiators still refuse to tell the American public what they’re proposing in our names — meanwhile they’ve granted hundreds of corporate lobbyists special cleared advisor status that gives them access to the texts. It’s time to stop letting politicians in the pocket of big business continue passing “free trade” deals that hurt working families, and instead return to the concept of government of, by and for the people.
We want TPP negotiators to release their proposals for public scrutiny, and
to put human needs ahead of corporate profits.