More Than 300 Republican and Democratic State Legislators From All 50 States Urge End of Investor-State Dispute Settlement System in NAFTA

“Chase pointed to Cooke Aquaculture, a Canadian firm that threatened to sue the US government for $72 million if Washington’s state legislature passed a ban on Atlantic salmon farming. The ban was introduced after 200,000 non-native salmon escaped from the company’s fish farms into Puget Sound in 2017.

“If reports are true — that ISDS has been largely gutted from NAFTA — and if that is in the final text, that would be an immense improvement for state lawmaking,” said Chase, who added that the bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures has long opposed ISDS provisions in trade agreements.”

Carin Chase