PODCAST: If NAFTA Is Done, No Tears from Environmentalists


Though the Trump administration has been putting out some mixed signals as of late, it looks like some big changes are coming to the North American Free Trade Agreement, also known as NAFTA.

Trump initially talked about shredding the agreement, although now it seems more likely that NAFTA will just be tweaked instead.
Are green groups worried that the environmental protections that were included in NAFTA will vanish? Actually, no.
This week on our biweekly podcast, Parts Per Billion, we speak with Bloomberg BNA reporter Dean Scott about why environmentalists never really liked NAFTA and wouldn't be very upset if it was swept into the dustbin of history.

Dean also talks about why, even with Trump at the negotiating table, a reopening of NAFTA might actually provide environmentalists with an opportunity to make some progress on climate change.

If and when NAFTA gets shredded, or even just tweaked, you can find full coverage on our blog and on our website, Bloomberg BNA.com. If you liked what you heard in the podcast, sign up for a free trial of our publication, Daily Environment Report.

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