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Big Investors Challenge Banks to Disclose Climate Risk

By Sandy Emerson | September 17, 2017

UK responsible investment non-profit ShareAction and US-based Boston Common Asset Management have organized a letter campaign from 100 investors with combined assets of nearly 2 trillion dollars that asks 62 of the world’s largest banks to disclose financial climate risk. Targeted banks include JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, US Bank, Wells Fargo and other megabanks.

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Update: SB 100 Held in Committee

By Fossil Free California | September 12, 2017

SB 100 is being held in Chris Holden’s Utilities and Energy Committee, and might not come to a floor vote. The bill has encountered heavy opposition from the utility companies in the last few weeks of this session.

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Keep an Eye on These California Lawsuits

By Emily Laskin | September 11, 2017

Two California counties and one city are suing 37 oil majors for climate-related damages.

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Us Higher Ed Lags on Divestment

US Higher Education Lags on Divestment

By Stephen Asztalos | September 6, 2017

US higher education lags on divestment compared to the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, by percentage of institutions that have pledged to divest.

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Supporters argue for divestment at SFERS

By Deborah Silvey | August 11, 2017

Thirty people spoke for fossil fuel divestment to the San Francisco Employees Retirement System (SFERS) Board August 9th. The vote was postponed to a later meeting.

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How to Get Your Local On!

By Glenn Fieldman | August 9, 2017

The thought of getting involved in politics is intimidating to a lot of people, but — especially at the local level — t’s easier than you might think. This post offers advice about how to take those first steps.

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Salvaging the Paris Agreement

By Stephen Asztalos | August 3, 2017

Pledges and promises from many local, state and regional U.S. institutions provide hope that the Paris Agreement can be salvaged despite Trump’s withdrawal.

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Davis Moves its Banking

NoDAPL Success: Davis Moves its Banking

By Fossil Free California | July 22, 2017

Davis, California has resolved to move its $124 million banking business from Wells Fargo Bank to River City Bank, a community-oriented bank serving the greater Sacramento area.

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June 12 climate hearings and lobby day

Tell Sacramento: Go 100% Renewable; Don’t Compromise on Cap and Trade

By Sandy Emerson | July 11, 2017

Climate activists are heading to Sacramento tomorrow (Wednesday, June 12) to speak out for 100% renewables by 2045 (SB 100) and for a fair and just cap and trade extension.

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Murky Future for Tar Sands OIl

The Murky Future of Tar Sands Oil

By Stephen Asztalos | July 7, 2017

Three factors — lack of capital investment, uncertainty around pipelines, and ESG factors — are conspiring to create a murky future for tar sands oil.

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