The Trans-Pacific Partnership is mostly an agreement among corporations, not among real people or even nations. The text was finally opened for public scrutiny last week. Let’s just say there is a lot of discussion that needs to happen! On top of that, Exxon-and the fossil fuel industry in general- is suddenly at legal risk over their efforts to obstruct climate progress. We discuss.
The reading list:
- Vox's "Card Stack" on the TPP
- Hartmann on TPP
- Senator Warren from last April on the TPP's rigged process
- NY AG takes on Exxon
- Exxon in trouble
- Sheldon Whitehouse, Climate Hawk, discusses Exxon's behavior
- Yemen's second hurricane?
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist that the United States put a price on carbon.
Thanks for listening.