NAFTA Enviro - NAFTA and Mexico Environmental Progress and...

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NAFTA and Mexico Environmental Progress and Protections Thanks to Evil Free Trade
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The NAFTA Side Agreement NA Agreement for Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC) n NA Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) n NA Development Bank (NADBank) n Border Environmental Cooperation Commission (BECC)
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The Good Stuff Lower tariffs offer better technology at lower prices CEC - Supranational dispute mechanisms are open to the public and offer an international arena for citizens to make claims against their own government NADBank - offers capital (mostly in grants) to border infrastructure projects through the BECC Higher income levels can promote importance (and investment) on environmental protections
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The Not So Good Stuff Industrialization and manufacturing has outpaced efforts to keep up with environmental policies Both the US and Mexico depend on the NADBank for funding border projects Chapter 11 used against Mexico in various landfill disputes Air pollution generally has drastically risen
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course POLITICAL 460 taught by Professor Guernica during the Spring '08 term at Winona.

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