Articles & Statements

International trade tribunals seen trumping state laws Associated Press, December 2, 2007
The Ill Winds of Free Trade, October 17, 2007
Gov. Baldacci Removes Maine from Parts of WTO Services Agreement Maine Fair Trade Coalition, April 7, 2006
Oregon Seeks Global Trade Pact Exclusion The Oregonian, April 3, 2006
Maine’s Governor Stays Off AFTA/Panama Procurement List March 20, 2006
Legislature Overrides Ehrlich on Free Trade Washington Post, April 12, 2005
Policymakers Struggle with Outsourcing Issue Portland Press Herald, February 13, 2005
Maine Advisers Hold First Session on Trade Issues Bangor Daily News, February 4, 2005
Letter to Ambassador Zoellick National Conference of State Legislatures, January 19, 2005
Legislators Want Governor Out of Trade Discussions The Gazette, January 14, 2005

State Laws Take Back Seat to Trade Los Angeles Times, December 5, 2004
Free Trade Deal Letter Stirs Constitutional Debate New Hampshire Business Review, September 17, 2004
Legislators Question Benson’s Authority to Include New Hampshire in International Trade Agreements Read the press release, September 9, 2004
Democrats Seek Review of Trade Agreement Union Leader, September 7, 2004
Global Fights Go Local The Nation, August 30, 2004
Senators question Nebraska’s participation in U.S. trade agreements Associated Press
New Trade Proposal Would Place Local Sovereignty in the Hands of Multinationals In These Times, June 2, 2004
Debunking USTR’s State Government Procurement and Trade Agreements Public Citizen, May 2004
Baldacci Keeps State Control Over New International Deals Kennebec Journal, May 21, 2004
Four States Ask U.S. Trade Officials to Exclude Them from Foreign Purchasing Contract Rules Associated Press, May 18, 2004

Doyle Should Reject Deals Capital Times, May 15, 2004
Governors Rescind Agreement to Comply with Trade Pacts Wall Street Journal, May 14, 2004
Maine State Legislature Passes Fair Trade Bill Lewiston Sun Journal, March 24, 2004
Groups Defend California’s Right to Protect Public Health March 10, 2004
NAFTA Critics Say Pact Can Weaken Sovereignty Portland Press Herald, February 28, 2004
Legislators Consider NAFTA’s Effects, Panel Suggests Laws to Protect Maine, February 28, 2004
Comments on the Proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas National Conference of State Legislatures, July 31, 2002
NAFTA Chapter 11 Investor-to-State Cases: Bankrupting Democracy Public Citizen