APPEALS COURT: NO ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY FOP NAFTA

The Clinton administration has won a court appeal that removes a mandate that it prepare a detailed study of the North American Free Trade Agreement's effects on the environment. A three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., unanimously overturned a June 30 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Charles Richey, who also sits in Washington. Richey had ordered the Clinton administration to prepare an exhaustive environmental study, which could have taken 1 year. Congress

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