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May 21, 2019

In a press release that sounded more like it was written by 350.org instead of a U.S. Senator’s office, Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley announced the introduction of a bill on Capitol Hill that would present fossil fuel divestment as an option to federal workers. Sen. Merkley introduced the bill last year as well, but it …

May 10, 2019

In the past week, investment experts at two of the nation’s largest state pension funds have stated that worldwide divestment campaigns are misguided, financially irresponsible, and ironically, would cause more harm to the environment. These statements aren’t coming from the energy industry or even the business community, but from officials who are responsible for delivering …

May 2, 2019

The New York State Comptroller’s office laid out a multitude of reasons for why they view mandated divestment as a bad idea during a marathon Finance Committee hearing on Tuesday.  Up for debate was SB 2126, a pro-divestment bill sponsored by State Senator Liz Krueger who also chairs the Finance Committee. The bill would require …

April 28, 2019

On Tuesday, April 30 the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Finance will hold a public hearing to discuss the issue of divesting the New York State Common Retirement Fund from fossil fuels as outlined in recently proposed state Senate Bill S.2126. The hearing for the bill comes amid calls from select New York …

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