Divestment

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Members of the campaign to Divest New York state's pension funds from fossil fuel holdings held a picket outside Arnhold Hall at the New School in New York City on March 26, 2018. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images)
"Fossil fuels are not only bad for our planet and our frontline communities, they are a bad investment," said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Julia Conley, staff writer
New York is the first U.S. state to release a fossil fuel divestment plan.
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
After a five-year campaign, Cambridge Unviersity on Thursday agreed to divest from the fossil fuel industry. (Photo: Zero Carbon Cambridge)
While welcoming the move as a "massive victory," campaigners said that "this...

Further

You thought Keystone was bad? If approved, Keystone will emit about 24.3 million tons of greenhouse gases, or 1.2 billion over its 50-year life. If approved, two mega coalmines in Australia will emit triple that, or 3.7 billion tons. In honor of that appalling figure and an upcoming National Day of Divestment, action groups have released a great video announcing the coal industry's new Fuck You policy, a "philosophy where we are able straddle the dichotomy between what we know is true and how...