Environmental Issues and the North American Free Trade Agreement

The subcommittee heard testimony from administration officials and representatives of environmental groups on the impact of the North… read more

The subcommittee heard testimony from administration officials and representatives of environmental groups on the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on the North American environment. The proposed North American Free Trade Agreement, which would, among other objectives, lower tariffs between the U.S., Canada and Mexico, has created speculation that American industries may be motivated to relocate plants in Mexico because of lower employee wages and reduced worker and environmental regulations. Representatives of environmental groups discussed evidence of loose enforcement of environmental regulations on factories in Mexico, and further discussed the need for specific language in the North American Free Trade Agreement holding companies to specific environmental guidelines. close

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Program ID:
21660-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 30, 1991
Last Aired:
Oct 1, 1991

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  • Sep 30, 1991 | 7:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 01, 1991 | 1:10am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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