10 Climate Actions for the President-Elect

The Biden/Harris ticket has emerged victorious – so, now what? Climate activists who were looking forward to action on Biden’s big, expensive climate package will have to wait at least until the Democrats regain control of the Senate. This division of power from a divided nation all but assures that getting progressive legislation through Congress won’t be easy.

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CalPERS Continues to Invest in Coal

CalPERS Continues to Invest in Coal

Today, Fossil Free California released a hard-hitting report, “CalPERS Continues to Invest in Coal.” This 14-page report shows that CalPERS continues to hold millions in coal producers that make the majority of their revenue from thermal coal. In fact, CalPERS even increased its investments in Exxaro, a company that qualified for divestment in 2017 but…

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In the Midst of Chaos, Coal?

Coal Truck in Open Pit Mine

If CalPERS divested from thermal coal in 2017, as is commonly perceived, why does it still have millions of dollars invested in some of the worst thermal coal producers? With the West Coast in flames from the effects of climate change, why is CalPERS still invested in coal, the fossil fuel that is the most…

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Hope for a Just Recovery

Despite fossil fuel industry bailouts with stimulus money, and Trump and cronies vowing to bring back beautiful clean coal, both the market and the courts are pulling back from fossil fuel projects. An editorial in the Financial Times asked “Is the party finally over for oil and gas?” In the space of less than 24…

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Big Oil takes a Back Seat at JP Morgan Chase

After 33 years (19 as Lead Independent Director) Lee Raymond’s tenure on the Board of JP Morgan Chase has been seriously challenged. A group of shareholder activists and environmentalists in the Stop the Money Pipeline coalition mounted a strong campaign to remove Lee Raymond from Chase’s Board by calling for votes against his re-election at…

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Updates on Climate-Safe Pensions

Thank you for your support in launching the Coalition for Climate-Safe Pensions on Climate Finance Day, April 23. In a week, we pulled together: a blog announcing the the effort and underscoring the power of youth and elders uniting in common cause,  a video highlighting the depth and breadth of this growing movement that aired during the national livestream…

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How Big Oil is Exploiting the Covid-19 Crisis

The onset of the Covid-19 global pandemic and orders to shelter in place have thrown most of us into a state of profound crisis. However we view the world, our world will never be the same. Now is the time to set our intentions for what kind of world we want to create on the…

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Speak Out for Oil Production Setbacks

Oil production has created a public health crisis in our state. More than 5 million Californians live near oil and gas drilling sites where toxic pollutants are released into the air, water, and soil. Studies link proximity to oil and gas wells to a host of health impacts, including cancer, premature mortality, asthma, and other…

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