On Wednesday, the WTO, the international body that enforces trade law, said that India’s solar power subsidy violated trade rules . The program required new projects be built with parts made in India. the WTO ruled that requirement unfairly discriminated against U.S. solar manufacturers.
This is exactly the kind of decision that has many environmentalists worried about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the sweeping and controversial trade agreement President Barack Obama signed in February. The agreement has not yet been approved by Congress. Dozens of environmental organizations expressed deep concerns about the TPP.