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11 June 2013

[PDF] Unfair, Unsustainable, and Under the Radar - How Corporations Use Global Investment Rules to Undermine a Sustainable Future

Author: Thomas Mc Donagh, Democracy Center

This report is about one of the most important yet little understood weapons that these corporations have constructed to defend themselves from challenge: a vast global web of international trade and investment agreements and a corporate-friendly...

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11 June 2013
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Author: Thomas Mc Donagh, Centro para la Democracia

Este informe trata de una de las armas más importantes y todavía poco entendidas, que estas corporaciones han construido para defenderse: una vasta red mundial de acuerdos de comercio e inversión internacional y un sistema de tribunales favorable a las...

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29 May 2013

New report examines how companies use intl. investment rules to undermine citizen & govt. action to protect social & environmental issues

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24 August 2010

U.S. says Chemtura to pay $26 mln over toxic sites

Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters

Chemtura Corp, a producer of specialty chemicals, will pay $26 million to clean up 17 contaminated sites located in 14 U.S. states, under an agreement announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Justice... The 17 properties include 12 on the EPA's...

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23 June 2008

[PDF] Second Amended Petition [to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights] and Petitioners' Observations on the Government's Reply Concerning the United States Government's Failure to Protect the Human Rights of the Residents of Mossville, Louisiana,...

Author: Nathalie Walker & Monique Harden of Advocates for Environmental Human Rights, for petitioners Mossville Environmental Action Now & residents of Mossville

People living in Mossville suffer from severe health problems, elevated levels of cancer-causing and hormone-disrupting chemicals, a devastated environment, and a deteriorated quality of life, all of which arise from governmental approvals of highly...

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1 July 2007

[PDF] full report: "Industrial Sources of Dioxin Poisoning in Mossville, Louisiana: A Report Based on the Government’s Own Data"

Author: Mossville Environmental Action Now, Wilma Subra (The Subra Company), Advocates for Environmental Human Rights [USA]

Mossville residents are surrounded by 14 toxic industrial facilities, several of which routinely release dioxins into the air, water, and land. Residents have long complained about health problems that a university health study has linked to...

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