Ben Beachy

Ben Beachy is a senior policy advisor for the Sierra Club's Responsible Trade Program.

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Saturday, December 03, 2016
After the TPP, Here’s a Progressive Vision for Trade
This op-ed was originally published on the Sierra Club's Compass blog on November 16, 2016. Opposition to status-quo trade deals has reached unprecedented heights. The entire 2016 election cycle featured a widespread, trans-partisan rebuke of trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership that...
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Why Mining Corporations Love Trade Deals
From the salmon-spawning waters of Alaska to the cloud forests of Ecuador, communities are standing up to mining projects that threaten their health, environment, and livelihoods. But mining corporations are fighting back with a powerful tool buried in trade and investment agreements: the ability...
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Thursday, February 25, 2016
The WTO Just Ruled Against India’s Booming Solar Program
On the heels of the recent global summit in Paris to tackle climate disruption, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled against an important piece of the climate solution puzzle: India’s ambitious program to create homegrown solar energy. The ruling shows that decades-old, over-reaching trade...
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