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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 invetment, 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

Update: SFERS divestment vote postponed to August 9. On August 9, divestment activists have a unique opportunity to urge the SF Retirement Board (SFERS) to divest from fossil fuels.  After four long years, the Board will vote up or down on full divestment from fossil fuels!. Can you join us at the board meeting? We…

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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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CalSTRS Divests from Non-US Thermal Coal

By Sandy Emerson | June 12, 2017

On June 7, CalSTRS’ powerful Investment Committee unanimously approved divestment from non-US thermal coal. This completes the divestment process set in motion by SB 185, and follows last year’s divestment from domestic thermal coal.

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Today at Oakland City Hall! Pressure Council to Cut Ties with JPMorgan Chase

By Emily Laskin | June 6, 2017

Come out this afternoon to support efforts to divest the City of Oakland from Chase bank.

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Native Voices and Earth Justice - Sacramento, June 4

Native Voices and Earth Justice – Sacramento, June 4

By Sandy Emerson | May 26, 2017

Native Voices and Earth Justice: Indigenous Peoples’ Environmental Movement and How We Can Help.
Sunday, June 4, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento @ 2425 Sierra Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95825.

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CalPERS Climate Victory at Occidental Petroleum Meeting

By Emily Laskin | May 23, 2017

After a meeting last week CalPERS and other investors passed a resolution requiring Occidental Petroleum to report on climate-related risks. It’s the first resolution of its kind in the nation.

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