Ilana Solomon

Ilana Solomon is the director of the Sierra Club 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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Saturday, June 04, 2016
#ExxonKnew About Climate Change and ExxonKnows How to Use Trade Deals to Get Its Way
Public outrage has been brewing about the fact that ExxonMobil—one of the the world’s biggest oil companies— knew about climate change as early as 1977 and yet promoted climate denialism and actively deceived the public by turning “ ordinary scientific uncertainties into weapons of mass confusion...
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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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Saturday, December 19, 2015
2015: A Year in Review on Trade and the Environment
In 2015, new trade and investment cases, leaks and texts all demonstrated how trade rules present a significant threat to our environment and climate. But 2015 was also a year of unprecedented grassroots mobilization on trade, indicating that -- if we continue to build on this momentum -- we can...
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Friday, March 15, 2013
Does Fracking Make You Queasy? So Will The Trans-Pacific Trade Pact
Today, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Japan’s intention to enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact (TPP). With Japan’s entry, the trade pact will now include 12 nations along the Pacific Rim, including the United States. It’s similar to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – only way, way bigger.
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