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TTIP: Transatlantic Trade deal must not dilute environmental safeguards, warn MPs

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Reacting to a new report published today by a committee of MPs warning that the Trans-Atlantic Trade & Investment Partnership could weaken UK and EU environmental safeguards, Friends of the Earth Trade Campaigner Sam Lowe, who gave oral evidence to the MPs, said: “This report confirms that fears about the potential impact of TTIP on our environment are justified.

“At a time of planetary emergency, it is reprehensible that the UK government continues to promote a trade deal that threatens a regulatory race to the bottom and undermines Europe-wide efforts to protect our environment, health and the climate.

“Ministers must stop burying their head in the sand and take mounting and widespread concerns about TTIP seriously.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

1. Today’s report, Environmental risks of the Transatlantic Trade & Investment partnership (TTIP), is published by the Environmental Audit Committee.

For press information please contact the Friends of the Earth media team on 020 7566 1649.

Published by Friends of the Earth Trust

 

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