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Fossil Fuel Divestment Act must pass

A very special thank you to Nancy Romer and her team for so thoroughly explaining the urgent need for fossil fuel divestment of New York state’s pension fund.

It is curious that governments, companies, individuals and pension funds choose to support products that pollute air, water and soil, cause respiratory distress in humans and severely disrupt our climate.  The burning of fossil fuels for energy jeopardizes our health and a sustainable future for our children.  It is a simple case of common sense to avoid such noxious fuels.

New York’s future rests with the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.  This historic law calls for a significant drawdown of dirty fossil fuels and a dramatic uptick in renewable energy in the coming decades. A robust investment in fossil fuels via our pension fund does not align with the CLCPA.

I, like Ms. Romer, am angry about Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s decision to keep the pension fund invested in fossil fuels.  We all need to press for the passage of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act to free ourselves from this dangerous and burdensome investment.

Sally Courtright


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2020-06-10 19:15:53

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