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University of California Divests Another $150 Million Fossil Fuels

University of California Divests Another $150 Million from Fossil Fuels

By Ann Marie Riley | March 28, 2017

On March 15, the University of California divested another $150 million from fossil fuels. Regent Richard Sherman and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Jagdeep Bachher announced this new step in the fight against climate change, adding to the $200 million UC divested in direct investments from coal and oil sands companies in September, 2015.

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Break Free from Fossil Fuels 2017

By Joey Budka | March 16, 2017

It’s that time of year again! Break Free from Fossil Fuels 2017 is organizing climate activists worldwide to take action around one central goal: to keep coal, petroleum, and natural gas in the ground.

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Can Cities Protect the Climate Better than Nations?

By Emily Laskin | March 14, 2017

Cities are ramping up their efforts to go green and mitigate climate change impacts, with or without support from the federal government.

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#defundDAPL divestment movement

#DefundDAPL: A Powerful and Widespread Divestment Movement

By Ann Marie Riley | February 28, 2017

The powerful and widespread #DefundDAPL divestment movement is a force to be reckoned with, going toe-to-toe with the big banks that are supporting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL).

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Exxon and Conoco Leave Oil Sands in the Ground

Exxon and Conoco Leave Oil Sands In the Ground

By Stephen Asztalos | February 26, 2017

In back-to-back announcements, major U.S. oil producers Exxon and Conoco said that they would leave 4.65 billion barrels of oil sands from proven reserves in the ground.

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CalPERS Puts Pressure on Banks Funding DAPL

By Emily Laskin | February 18, 2017

CalPERS and over 120 other big investors have called on banks funding DAPL to use their influence to reroute the pipeline.

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CalPERS Calls for More Discussion of AB20, DAPL Divestment

By Sandy Emerson | February 14, 2017

In a surprise development, the CalPERS Investment Committee called for more discussion of AB20 and DAPL divestment. Although the committee did not vote on the issue, member Theresa Taylor, the elected representative of state members and a veteran leader of SEIU Local 1000, expressed her personal opposition to the pipeline project.

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Update: Landmark Climate Change Lawsuit

By Emily Laskin | February 12, 2017

The 21 young people who brought a climate change-related lawsuit against the federal government are fighting harder than ever now that Trump is in office.

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Seattle Divests $3 Billion from Wells Fargo

Seattle Divests $3 Billion from Wells Fargo over DAPL Financing

By Ann Marie Riley | February 9, 2017

On February 7, the Seattle City Council unanimously voted to divest $3 billion from Wells Fargo over its financing of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Seattle is the first major city to cut financial ties with Wells Fargo over the pipeline issue.

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Sign the DAPL Petition: Pension Funds Divest from Energy Transfer Partners

By Sandy Emerson | February 7, 2017

On January 24, Donald Trump signed executive orders to re-start construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. Resist Trump’s pipeline revival! Sign our petition asking California’s pension funds to get rid of their investments in the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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