Washington, D.C., announces divestment of $6.4 billion pension fund from coal, oil and gas companies

Washington, D.C., announces divestment of $6.4 billion pension fund from coal, oil and gas companies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 6, 2016 Contact: DC Divest Hayden Higgins, (925) 858-8264              hayden.s.higgins@gmail.com                  Office of Councilmember Allen Laura Marks, (202) 724-8072 lmarks@dccouncil.us WASHINGTON, D.C. – The District of Columbia government announced Monday that its $6.4 billion pension fund has fully divested from its direct investments in 200 of

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Senator Tim Wirth to Council of DC: Divest from Fossil Fuels!

Senator Tim Wirth to Council of DC: Divest from Fossil Fuels!

In January 2016, fossil fuel divestment champion and Former Colorado Senator Tim Wirth sent a letter to the DC Council urging it to pass the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act of 2015. “The writing is on the wall for fossil fuels; as governments take the steps enumerated in the Paris Agreement, returns

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Bill McKibben to DC Council: Divest from Fossil Fuels!

Bill McKibben to DC Council: Divest from Fossil Fuels!

In a November 2015 letter, Bill McKibben from 350.org and Former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn representing the Mayors Innovation Project invited DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Council of the District of Columbia “to join a growing international movement by divesting your city’s pension funds and Health Annuity Trust from

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Press: D.C. councilor seeks divestment from fossil fuels

Press: D.C. councilor seeks divestment from fossil fuels

From Climate Wire: FINANCE: D.C. councilor seeks divestment from fossil fuels Benjamin Hulac, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 David Grosso, a Washington, D.C., city councilman, introduced legislation yesterday that would force the city’s public pension fund to sell all stock holdings of many of the world’s largest coal,

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DC Council Introduces the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act

DC Council Introduces the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act

For Immediate Release. Contact: dcdivest@gmail.com. DC Poised to Become 33rd US City to Divest From Fossil Fuel Companies Majority of Council backs legislation to close dramatic gap between DC’s sustainability goals and investments in oil, gas, and coal companies WASHINGTON, DC — Today, a majority of the DC Council introduced

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Response to Bill Gates Quotes in Guardian

Response to Bill Gates Quotes in Guardian

A friend recently sent me this Guardian article. In it, Bill Gates does two things: he says that solar power is overhyped, and he says that divestment is a waste of activists’ energy. With respect to divestment: Mr. Gates says, “If you think divestment alone is a solution, I worry

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July Update: The Dog Days (of Divestment)

As we slide into the sweltering months of summer, we’re keeping up the heat on our campaign to get the DC Council to divest from the most polluting fossil fuel companies. Summer may be the time for outdoor concerts, poolsides and BBQs—yeah, we’re doing plenty of that—but record-breaking heat and

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June Update: Big Names Kick Coal to the Curb

There’s been a lot of big news this month, with both Georgetown University and the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund divesting from coal. Want to dive deeper into what’s happening in the world of divestment? Then check out our June newsletter below! Norway divests from coal! On May 26, the parliament of Norway elected

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May Update: Fossil Fuel Divestment a Win-Win-Win. So Why Hasn’t the Council Committed?

May Update: Fossil Fuel Divestment a Win-Win-Win. So Why Hasn’t the Council Committed?

May Update on DC’s Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Wondering what we’ve been up to? Here’s an update on our work to get the District’s investments out of fossil fuels. Earth to Council: It’s time to STEP UP! In a unanimously passed resolution last December, the DC Council requested that the

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PRESS RELEASE: “Stop the FERCus!” Protest Highlights Fossil Fuel Divestment as a Tool to Undercut Industry’s Harmful Business-as-Usual

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The fossil fuel divestment movement was featured today as part of Stop the FERCus!, a week of actions in D.C. led by a coalition of front-line community activists known as Beyond Extreme Energy. These actions are part of a large-scale protest against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s

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