CAFTA Investor Rights Undermining Democracy and the Environment: Commerce Group Case
- Published: Saturday, 30 April 2016 12:34
Public Citizen Global Trade Watch
The Commerce Group Corporation attacked El Salvador’s environmental policies under the CAFTA when the company’s environmental permits for gold mining in Northeastern El Salvador were revoked. In 2010, the company pushed a claim of compensation from the country. In El Salvador, political leaders, civic groups and local communities have increased concerns about mining issues.