Letters to the Editor

Unhappy with trade partnership

I will be beyond disappointed if my representative and senators vote to further place us in the position where I believe foreign corporations can sue us when they can’t freely make their profit on the use of our land, air and water.

I say no on the Trans Pacific Partnership and believe they should work to undo these trade policies that have placed us in this situation. I think Trans Canada has given us a chance to see how this will continue to play out. Even if we dodge this one, they are suing for $15 billion for denial of the Keystone XL pipeline, the treasure lost to litigate via the investor state dispute settlement will be paid for by us. It may become too expensive to protect our land, air and water and the greedy selfish will do as they wish. If laws to give us a chance to be informed and make the best decisions are objected to they will just be thrown out. Country of origin labeling of meat is a good example. Our descendants deserve a better legacy. No on TPP!

Peggy Borgens, Ferndale