Corporate Europe Observatory, the Council of Canadians and the Transnational Institute
EU-Canada trade agreement threatens fracking bans
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Amsterdam/Brussels/Ottawa, May 6th - The proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union (EU) and Canada would grant energy companies far-reaching rights to challenge bans and regulations of environmentally damaging shale gas development (fracking), a new briefing by Corporate Europe Observatory, The Council of Canadians and the Transnational Institute shows.
As Canadian negotiators visit Brussels this week to move the CETA negotiations further towards conclusion, "The right to say no" warns the proposed investment protection clauses in the agreement would jeopardise governments' ability to regulate or ban fracking.
Currently, EU member states are studying the...