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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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August 9: Ask SF Retirement Board to Divest from Fossil Fuels

By Sandy Emerson | July 5, 2017

It’s confirmed! On August 9, after four long years the SF Retirement Board (SFERS) will vote up or down on full divestment of all $475 million of its fossil fuels holdings. Can you join us at the board meeting? We need to fill the chamber with divestment advocates! SFERS Divestment vote: August 9, 2:30 pm, 1145…

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climate bills

Climate Bills SB 100 and SB 775 on the Front Burner

By Sandy Emerson | June 29, 2017

Right now our state’s two central climate bills, SB 100 and SB 775, need everyone’s help.

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CalPERS Silent on Divestment

CalPERS Silent on Coal Divestment as Deadline Nears

By Janet Cox | June 21, 2017

At CalPERS’ Investment Committee meeting on June 19, board members and staff failed to respond to a direct question about the fund’s plans to meet the California legislature’s July 1 deadline for divestment from thermal coal.

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Banking on Change at Standing Rock

Banking on Change at Standing Rock

By Fossil Free California | June 20, 2017

Listen to Pennie Opal Plant, L. Frank Manriquez, and Lynn Doan (Bloomberg News) tell powerful stories of their experiences at Standing Rock.  Said Pennie Opal Plant, “Because of the divestment movement, millions of people across this country have started looking at their money, and where their money is…conversations are happening across this country that could…

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