Offshore oil rig in Alaska.

In blue California, lawmakers struggle to drop fossil fuels from state pensions

BY: - July 12, 2023

California could soon divest its public pensions from fossil fuel companies, as the state legislature looks to force the nation’s largest non-federal retirement funds to sell off nearly $15 billion in assets. The Democratic effort is part of a growing international movement by government, religious, nonprofit and academic institutions to divest from fossil fuel companies. […]

University students rally against fossil fuels.

Virginia students are pushing for fossil fuel divestment. Universities say it’s complicated.

BY: - June 20, 2023

As scientists continue to warn about the damaging impacts of climate change and how fossil fuel emissions are contributing to it, students at universities in Virginia have looked to their own campuses for action. At the University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech, student-run groups have in recent years […]