Title

In Search of Policy Coherence: Upholding U.S. Free Trade Advocacy Amid Controversy Over Natural Gas Exports

Abstract

Natural gas exports put the U.S. at an important crossroads, where it can show leadership when it matters. It must consider the overlapping, though not always consistent, goals of upholding its free trade diplomacy by allowing a greater flow of gas exports and addressing a new set of national and global environmental concerns, especially climate change. Washington knows its trade partners are watching. It is time to reconcile sound economic policy with pro-environment and WTO compliant trade positions.

Keywords

WTO, environmental law, international law, free trade

Publication Date

2014

Document Type

Article

Place of Original Publication

International Environment Reporter

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