The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement -- a trade deal being negotiated between the US and dozens of other countries -- is the fossil fuel industry's latest tool to shut down climate action, and today begins a huge fight to stop it.
The TPP would give foreign fossil fuel corporations the right to sue city, state and national governments if climate action hurts their profits. It would also eliminate environmental reviews of fracked gas export facilities that would make Big Oil billions of dollars.
Legislation that would allow the TPP to pass, called Fast Track, faces a close vote in Congress -- if enough Members of Congress come out against this plan in the next few weeks, it stops it in its tracks.
Can you send a message to your members of Congress now to stop the TPP?
"The Trans-Pacific Partnership clause everyone should oppose" Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Washington Post, Feb. 25th 2015.
"Raw Deal: How the TPP Could Threaten our Climate" The Sierra Club, 2015 [PDF]
"How about a ‘not-so-fast' track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership?" John Fullerton, The Guardian, December 19th, 2015