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Exxon and Conoco Leave Oil Sands In the Ground

By Stephen Asztalos | February 26, 2017
Exxon and Conoco Leave Oil Sands in the Ground

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 over DAPL Financing

By Ann Marie Riley | February 9, 2017
Seattle Divests $3 Billion from Wells Fargo

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
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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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North Bay Community Engagement Fair Generates Huge Response

By Sandy Emerson | February 3, 2017

On Sunday, January 29, the North Bay Community Engagement Fair generated a huge response from the community. 350 Sonoma and Fossil Free California collected a record number of petition signatures aimed at California’s huge state pension funds.

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Trump Stinks of Big Oil

By Emily Laskin | February 3, 2017

All of Trump’s most damaging policies link back up to his ties to Big Oil. This is what it’s like to have a president who’s a puppet of fossil fuels.

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Ireland Moves Close to Total Divestment

By Robert Silvey | February 1, 2017

Last week the Irish parliament voted to divest from fossil fuels. This legislation will make Ireland the first nation to ban investment of public money in the fossil fuel industry. The bill now goes to committee, and it is all but certain to become law. It represents Ireland’s commitment to the Paris climate accords — and a strong rebuke to Trump and other climate deniers.

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CalSTRS Discusses Materiality of ESG Risk Factors

By Sandy Emerson | January 26, 2017

CalSTRS Investment Subcommittee’s recent discussions of ESG risk factors concerned the materiality of ESG risk factors – whether, and at what threshold, environmental, social, and governance factors materially affect the economic and financial value of an investment.

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