New York City is suing 5 of the most powerful fossil fuel companies over climate change

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Greenpeace responds to Mayor de Blasio's announcement that New York City will divest its pension funds away from fossil fuels, along with taking ...

- greenpeace.org
10 Jan 2018
In response to Mayor De Blasio's announcement that New York City will be the first in the nation to divest city funds from coal, oil and gas companies, Greenpeace USA Executive Director Annie Leonard said, "New York City's impressive leadership makes me hopeful for the future, and the possibilities we have for addressing climate change from the city and state level. The ...

New York City Launches Landmark Lawsuit Against Fossil Fuel Industry for Climate Change Damages

10 Jan 2018
"New York City today becomes a capital of the fight against climate change on this planet," said Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org, which has spearheaded a global campaign for fossil-fuel divestment. "With its communities exceptionally vulnerable to a rising sea, the city is showing the spirit for which it's famous: it's not pretending that working with the fossil fuel ...
- alternet.org

Applaud Mayor de Blasio and NYC for climate courage

- nydailynews.com
10 Jan 2018
That's what I thought of this morning, when word came that New York City had overnight vaulted into leadership in the world's fight against climate change. Five years after Superstorm Sandy, Mayor De Blasio said that the city would follow through on earlier promises to divest its giant pension fund from coal, oil and gas companies -- and that it would take the biggest of ...

Oil companies dispute climate lawsuit claims

10 Jan 2018
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, a man watches a BP refinery in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. New York City officials say they will begin the process of dumping about $5 billion in pension fund investments in fossil fuel companies, including BP, because of environmental concerns. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
- abcnews.go.com

Mayor de Blasio Announces Goal to Divest New York City from Fossil Fuels

- commondreams.org
10 Jan 2018
WASHINGTON - Today, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced a plan to divest the city's $189 billion pension fund from fossil fuels within the next five years, making New York City the first major US pension plan to do so. Momentum behind the push to defund the fossil fuel industry is growing in New York; last month, Governor Andrew Cuomo called on the state's ...

New York City files climate lawsuit against five biggest oil companies

10 Jan 2018
New York Mayor Bill De Blasio will announce in a press conference Wednesday afternoon the suit against BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Royal Dutch Shell, the five largest investor-owned fossil fuel companies as measured by their contributions to global warming. He will also announce that the city will divest its pension funds of $5 billion in fossil fuel ...
- climateliabilitynews.org

New York City is divesting from fossil fuel companies

- businessinsider.com
10 Jan 2018
Vondrich said other cities and entities selling off fossil fuel interests have included Berlin and Washington, D.C.; insurance companies Swiss Re, Axa and Allianz; and educational institutions such as the University of Oxford in Great Britain, Stanford University in California and Trinity College in Ireland.
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