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The WTO Threat (?)
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Controversial WTO Cases WTO seen as a. .. Threat to our environment Threat to our health Threat to our sovereignty
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WTO: Fundamental Principles 1) Market Liberalization 1) Non-Discriminatiom -Most-Favored Nation (MFN) -National Treatment
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Post-War Economic Boom
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London’s “Great Smog” (1952)
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London “Great Smog” 1952 -12,000 dead - 4,000 of which in 4 days
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1962
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Cuyahoga River on Fire (1969)
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Earth Day 1970
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (1970) CLEAN AIR ACT (1970) CLEAN WATER ACT (1972) ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT (1973)
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Success Stories Cleaner Air 1979-1998: CO down 58% NOx down 25% Ambient ozone (smog) down 17% SO 2 down 53%-96%
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Success Stories Cleaner Water -Some extreme cases have been addressed: Cuyahoga, Charles, etc. -1992+ all sewage treated before discharge -1972-2002: Swimable waters up 6.3% Fishable waters up 4.2% Boatable waters up 2.8%
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Success Stories Species Saved Bald eagle Whooping crane Peregrine falcon Gray whale Grizzly bear Fur seal Sea otter Red & Grey wolves Pacific sea turtle
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course INTA 1200 taught by Professor Birchfield during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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