Bloomberg View: Congress Shouldn’t Fast-Track Covert Trade Deals

By Ralph Nader and Lori Wallach

The standards ensuring the safety of our food, medicines and cars, the energy and climate policies needed to save our planet, and the financial regulations designed to prevent banks from creating another crisis all involve decisions that should be made in open, democratic venues.

Yet the Obama administration is engaged in closed-door negotiations for free-trade agreements — one with the European Union and one with Canada and 10 Asian and Latin American countries — that could undermine these vital citizen safeguards.

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