NAFTA's energy provisions need to be preserved, strengthened

The Trump Administration unveiled an agenda for "energy dominance" shortly after taking office, promising to curb the global influence of countries such as Russia and China with American energy exports.

Whether or not the administration succeeds will depend a great deal on ongoing trade talks with Canada and Mexico. U.S. negotiators continue to negotiate terms to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, the trade pact between the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

NAFTA has fostered a thriving North American energy market that supports millions of U.S. jobs and keeps costs down for American consumers. If negotiators agree to eliminate or weaken NAFTA’s Investor-State...