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Trade Agreements

Fast track is the wrong track for Maryland [Commentary]

Fast track is the wrong track for Maryland [Commentary]

With climate disruption increasingly affecting Maryland's priceless environmental treasures, it's time the federal government stopped bargaining with our natural resources and started protecting our future as it looks to import and export more resources overseas. The Trans-Pacific Partnership — a massive trade pact between the U.S. and 11 countries along the Pacific Rim — could result in more environmental degradation, job loss, and more dangerous fracking affecting nearly every aspect of our lives, from the quality of our water to the quality of our jobs. And yet it has been negotiated with a lack of transparency that is a clear affront to the principles of our...