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Unpublished Paper
Trade, the Environment, and State Environmental Health Law
ExpressO (2010)
  • Doug Farquhar
Abstract
Many advocates of environmental health, in fact, many public policymakers, pay little attention to trade laws. These laws, which govern international trade and allow for globalization, have little enforcement powers and speak even less on health, safety, and the regulation of the environment. Yet by their design and implementation have altered, amended and outright banned laws and policies designed to protect the public’s safety. This paper discusses two areas of international trade: the North American Free Trade Agreement Side Agreement on the Environment and Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and how these agreements prohibit states and other subnational governments from enacting laws to protect the public from environmental hazards.
Disciplines
Publication Date
August 26, 2010
Citation Information
Doug Farquhar. "Trade, the Environment, and State Environmental Health Law" ExpressO (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/doug_farquhar/2/