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Buy Low, Sell Never: Why Not Just Buy the Entire Coal Industry?
I recently drove across the West, mostly on two-lane roads and through towns where campaign signs aren’t about a candidate but a mineral. “Coal Keeps The Lights On,” says a sign repeated throughout northwestern Colorado. That same idea is found at the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana or in...
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US Banks Top Cluster Bomb Investment 'Hall of Shame': Report
Despite the international ban on cluster bombs, more than 150 financial institutions have invested $28 billion in companies that produce them, according to a new report released Thursday. Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, and Wells Fargo are among the 158 banks, pension funds, and other firms...
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In 'Bold' Act of Leadership, Nation's Capital Divests $6.4 Billion Fund from All Fossil Fuels
The largest pension fund in Washington, D.C. has divested its $6.4 billion from 200 of "the world's most polluting fossil fuel companies." " In doing so, Washington, D.C. has taken a critical step toward addressing climate change, joining the more than 500 cities, philanthropic organizations, faith...
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Climate Action is Needed Whether Exxon Likes it or Not.
Last week, we were among a handful of organizations who received a letter signed by 13 members of Congress claiming that we may be violating Exxon’s right to free speech. They’re requesting that we divulge any communication we may have had with state officials and many private organizations with...
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Student Activism Pushes UMass to Become First Major Public University to Divest
University of Massachusetts students—who just over one month ago were arrested for demanding that their school divest from fossil fuels—were validated on Wednesday after it was announced that the school would become the first major public university to pull its direct holdings from polluting...
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Exxon Faces Questions Over Climate as Gates Dumps BP
The famous quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin is that “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. Another certainty is that you know that the top executives of controversial companies absolutely hate the one day in the year that they are accountable to their...
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'Neutral is Not Acceptable': Nationwide Protests Demand Colleges Go Fossil Free
A series of sit-ins and protests urging universities to divest their endowments from fossil fuels gained new strength this week, as students at the University of Montana, Vassar College, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison launched their own actions to combat...
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Undeterred Students Keep Up Second Week of Divestment Sit-Ins
Students at three major American universities are digging in for a series of prolonged sit-ins and risking suspension and arrest to demand that their schools divest from fossil fuels. NYU's protest , which launched Monday, saw students with NYU Divest occupying the administrative elevator and lobby...
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Sit-Ins, Arrests, and Escalation: Student Divestment Movement Springs into Action
The fossil fuel divestment movement continued its momentum this week as students across the U.S. highlighted the need for their institutions to dump "support of global climate disaster, exploitation, and human suffering." On Tuesday, for example, four members of Divest Harvard were arrested after...
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New Report Details Big Oil's $500 Million Annual Climate Obstructionism
The dark channels through which corporations influence legislation are notoriously hard to trace, but a new detailed report estimates that the world's largest fossil fuel companies are spending upwards of $500 million per year to obstruct climate laws. "There's a shamelessness here that hopefully...
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