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Scott Pruitt's hearing yesterday proved that he's the most dangerous, unqualified nominee to run the EPA in history. It's not too late to act — call your senators: NXTGN.US/aim

Rex Tillerson must not be confirmed — #ExxonKnew

By Ann Marie Riley | January 22, 2017

Rex Tillerson is an ExxonMobil oilman. For years, he has questioned the reality of climate change. Now, as Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, he refuses to admit his complicity in the corporation’s disinformation campaign. Call your senators today to stop his confirmation.

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Kids’ Climate Lawsuits Make Progress in Court

By Emily Laskin | 01/20/2017

Youth climate activists have taken on big oil and the federal government in a landmark constitutional rights case. For the moment, they’re winning.

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City Pension Divestment Campaign in Seattle

By Sandy Emerson | 01/15/2017

350Seattle and NorthwestDivest.org are reviving a city pension divestment campaign aimed at the Seattle City Employees Retirement System (SCERS).

Stating that “more than ever we need people of conscience to put their money where their values are” the group asserts that a “green leader” like the City of Seattle should not continue to invest in fossil fuels.

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MA Attorney General Maura Healey

Exxon Must Come Clean in Massachusetts

By Emily Laskin | 01/14/2017

Exxon must release documents related to its knowledge of climate change, representing progress for the state as well as for the national ExxonKnew campaign. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey (photo) says the court order “affirms our longstanding authority to investigate fraud.”

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$5.2 Trillion Reasons to be Hopeful

By Sandy Emerson | 12/29/2016

The global divestment movement is now $5.2 trillion strong in pledged assets, with 688 institutions and 58,399 individuals in 76 countries committed to divest from fossil fuel companies. The value of assets under management by those pledged to divest has doubled in the last 15 months.  As the recent report from Arabella Advisors notes, “pension…

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CalPERS & CalSTRS: Show Us the Money

By Sandy Emerson | 12/28/2016

Fossil Free California is raising funds to help everyone understand where California’s huge pension funds are investing our money. On December 19 the CalPERS Board voted, at last, to divest their last $557 million in tobacco stocks.  Public health advocates – and CalPERS board members – learned only recently that when the huge fund “divested”…

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California Controller Betty Yee

CalPERS and tobacco—the blow-by-blow

By Janet Cox | 12/20/2016

Thanks to the many Fossil Free California supporters who joined CalPERS’ tobacco debate (along with a host of public health and anti-smoking organizations), the Board voted on Monday divest from the $557 million in tobacco stocks we all THOUGHT they had dumped in the early 2000s, when they first decided to divest. This was the outcome…

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