Posts Tagged ‘climate laws’

New York legislature fixing to eat California's lunch

JULY 7: Today New York state legislators introduced the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act, which would require the Comptroller of the State of New York to divest the Common Retirement Fund’s holdings in the top 200 fossil fuel companies by 2020. The fund is the third largest public pension fund in the country, behind California’s Public Employees Retirement…

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Senate to vote on SB 185 coal divestment

by Janet Cox The bill in the California State Senate requiring CalPERS and CalSTRS to divest from coal companies, SB 185, along with the other bills in this year’s climate package, will be voted on by the full Senate on Wednesday morning, June 3, most likely between 10 am and noon. This will be the…

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Should we campaign for reinvestment?

Wind Farm

Divestment from fossil fuels sends a clear message: if we support coal, oil, and gas companies in any way, we are contributing to the destruction of the habitable environment. When our money — or the money of our institutions, like CalPERS or the University of California — is invested in those companies, our contribution to climate chaos…

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California emissions are down, but not enough

California is reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Existing laws and regulations have put the state on track to meet our aggresive climate goals for 2020 and 2030. That’s the good news. But we need to do a lot more to avoid catastrophic warming in the longer term. That’s the difficult news. The good news and the difficult news both…

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