Guest Commentary: TPP will harm Colorado’s workers, environment

An article in The Denver Post Opinion (January 15, 2016) titled “Guest Commentary: TPP will harm Colorado’s workers, environment” (http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_29390004/guest-commentary-tpp-will-harm-colorados-workers-environment) describes impact that the TPP has had on employment, especially in Colorado. The TPP is not just about imports and exports; it deals with important topics such as public health, environment and consumer protections. Once a country imports more that it exports it costs good jobs. According to the Economic Policy Institute, Colorado has lost more than 70,700 jobs from the North American Free Trade Agreement and the China trade deals. The risk now is that the TPP will only hasten such job losses. Will the TPP be changed in a way that doesn’t jeopardize as many jobs as previous trade deals have?

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