CalPERS Loses Millions on CRC Investments

CalPERS has lost millions on its investments in oil and natural gas exploration and production company California Resources Corporation (CRC), which, according to reports, could file for bankruptcy as soon as this weekend. Hard hit by the combined forces of oversupply coupled with sharply decreased demand because of the Covid-19 pandemic, CRC has been warning…

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Watch: “What is Divestment?”

While we’ve all been sheltering in place, the creative youth at Earth Guardians Bay Area Crew and Youth vs Apocalypse have been busy! Earth Guardians made public comment at CalSTRS’ online meeting: Magdalena waited for three hours in her dad’s car for her turn to speak. And in their spare time between online classes and…

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Justice for George Floyd and Black Lives

Fossil Free California stands with the protesters in Minneapolis and in cities around the world who call for justice for the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police. We call for the arrest of all police officers involved in this heinous act, for reparations to the family and the community, and for an end to militarized policing. Police brutality is part of the same system that sees people and our planet only in terms of their usefulness for generating profits.

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Tell CalGEM to Protect Public Health around Oil Drilling

The California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) is giving community members a wide array of tools and methods to make their thoughts known on rules for oil drilling in the state. As expected, Big Oil’s lobbyists are providing plenty of input. If you care about the impacts of fossil fuels on the climate and public…

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May 5 Newsletter: Activism from Home

In recent months, Fossil Free California’s work, like many others, has gone remote. At the beginning of stay-at-home orders, we made it our goal to bring people together while we are apart. As we all adjust with sheltering in place, it’s important to remember that we’re keeping others safe by staying home. The collective action…

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CARES Act Expands Tax Deductions for Charitable Giving

For those fortunate enough to be able to donate during this crisis, the recent federal CARES Act provides incentives to increase charitable giving. New Giving Opportunity for Non-Itemizers If you do not itemize deductions, you may nonetheless take an “above-the-line” deduction for up to $300 in cash gifts you make to Fossil Free California this…

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Youth + Elders Unite for Climate-Safe Pensions

Managing more than $46 trillion in assets worldwide, pension funds are the world’s largest asset owners and among the biggest investors in fossil fuels. By funneling billions of dollars into this polluting industry, pension funds risk both the climate and the hard-earned retirement savings of our public workers. Today, united in a common cause, youth…

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Event Video: Covid-19 and the Climate Crisis

Fossil Free California’s community forum on COVID-19 and the climate crisis (March 31, 2020) touched on topics ranging from micro-grids to hopes for a New Green stimulus. The live webinar featured UC Berkeley’s Dr. Dan Kammen, who presented his views on how the current global pandemic intersects with the climate crisis.

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