EU-Canada trade agreement threatens European fracking bans
Pia Eberhardt, www.publicserviceeurope.com | May 7, 2013
. . . But The right to say no – a new research paper from Corporate Europe Observatory, the Transnational Institute and the Council of Canadians shows that the controversial European Union-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA, could threaten the ability of countries to implement fracking bans and regulations. . . .
. . . A precedent already exists for these types of challenges under a similar provision in the North American Free Trade Agreement [NAFTA], where an American energy firm – Lone Pine Resources – is challenging a moratorium on fracking in the Canadian province of Quebec following growing documentation about water pollution and public resistance. . . .