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First Country in the World Dumps Fossil Fuels As Divestment Movement Heats Up
02-07-2015, 08:06 PM
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First Country in the World Dumps Fossil Fuels As Divestment Movement Heats Up
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Back in 2012, Bill McKibben with fellow activists including Naomi Klein, Winona LaDuke, Josh Fox and Reverend Lennox Yearwood began a nationwide tour to promote fossil fuel divestment—that is, selling off your shares in fossil fuel companies–in an effort to combat climate change. With action in Congress impossible, McKibben saw college campuses—known for being laboratories of democracy—as ground zero in the campaign for divestment. With his ‘Do the Math’ campaign in sold-out concert halls across America, McKibben and others were able to launch Fossil Free, an international network of divestment campaigns. It’s a project of the larger organization 350.org. Flash forward three years and the movement has made impressive strides.
http://ecowatch.com/2015/02/06/divestmen...a-85337061

8-Year Fracking Moratorium Bill Introduced in Maryland as Californians Demand Real Climate Action. On his way out of office last November, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley opened the door to allowing fracking in that state, albeit under heavy regulation.
http://ecowatch.com/2015/02/06/fracking-...a-85337061

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