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Leaked trade document exposes dangerous EU energy proposal

A leaked European Union document published today by the Washington Post exposes the dangerous direction the trade deal between the U.S. and the EU is taking when it comes to raw material and energy.  The leaked position paper reveals that the proposed trade deal - the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP - could change U.S. energy policy to allow for increased exports of oil and gas and keep the EU dependent on high levels of fossil fuel imports.  The document is attracting ire from environmental groups in the U.S. and in Europe which say the proposal would be a disaster for the climate...Environmental groups are also concerned that the EU is prioritizing access to U.S. fossil fuels instead of maximizing the potential of renewables and efficiency, despite having set targets to reduce climate emissions by 2020...

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