The Alliance joined with 34 other public interest organisations lead by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), to write to the EU Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee to urge them to vote in favour of the draft ENVI Committee opinion which calls for the rejection of the EU Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) at their meeting on the 12/1/17. The organisations believe that CETA will prioritise trade and monetary interests over public health and environment, and so the decision to conclude CETA by February 2017 should be rejected.
The European Commission is already on course to lower EU standards to protect against harmful and toxic Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs). EDCs are harmful chemicals that have been linked to a wide range of diseases, including cancer, birth defects and other developmental disorders which conservative estimates estimate to cost Europeans more than € 160 billion each year in additional health expenses. If CETA is allowed to enter into force it will considerable weaken any regulations on EDCs. Trade must not be allowed to take priority over our health, the health of our environment and wildlife.
You can support the call by sending the letter to your MEP copy can be downloaded here.
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