Fossil Fool Divestment Fail: BlackRock Edition

Guest Ron White impression by David Middleton “You can’t fix stupid”… Activists call on BlackRock to divest from fossil fuels Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech 5 days ago Protesters also called for the company to invest its money into clean energy. Climate change activists blocked the entrance to BlackRock’s midtown headquarters early Tuesday morning during a protest of…

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Fossil Fool Divestment Achieves New Level of Really Stupid and Futile Gesturing!

Guest “Ron White impression” by David Middleton Published on Monday, September 09, 2019 by Common Dreams ‘People Power Is Winning’: Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Celebrates $11 Trillion Milestone “We would not have smashed our divestment targets without the thousands of local groups who have pressured their representatives to pull out of fossil fuels.” by Jessica…

More Divestment Lunacy

Guest eye-rolling by David Middleton Op-Ed: Frustrated by the lack of action on climate change and gun violence? Divest By JACQUES LESLIEAUG. 26, 2019 Californians frustrated by Congress’s failure to pass climate and gun control legislation have a potentially potent tool to produce the change they want: divestment. The California Public Employees’ Retirement System and the California…

Breaking up is haaarrdd to do oo

San Fran looks to wean itself off Kern County oil revenues Act One From Bakersfield.com BY JOHN COX  Aug 3, 2019 For decades, the gift Alfred Fuhrman bestowed on his beloved San Francisco worked just as he hoped it would, paying for upkeep at Golden Gate Park and helping fund the city’s library system. Few…