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


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.


WTO, environmental law, international law, free trade

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International Environment Reporter

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COinS Juscelino F. Colares