Air Pollution and NAFTA

TitleAir Pollution and NAFTA
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2003
Pagination1 p.
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsbusiness , BUSINESS ethics , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics , Environmental Sciences , Public Policy
AbstractThe North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has the goal of increasing trade between Canada, the United States, and Mexico. However, trucks entering from Mexico into the United States are not subject to the same emissions standards, and environmentalists and highway safety advocates say that the free access of these trucks into all areas of the United States are likely to cause air pollution and safety issues. Advocates of NAFTA, however, cite that the real reason for opposition is not based on health and safety concerns, but rather on an effort by United States labor unions to retain economic hegemony over Mexico.
NotesCase from the 2003 APPE National Ethics Bowl Championship. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2003.
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