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Divestment

Burlington street sign
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Burlington City Councilors met this week and while their agenda was not long, the panel spent considerable time discussing a potential charter change to be put before voters.

Courtesy of SUNY New Paltz

The State University of New York at New Paltz Foundation Board has voted to divest from fossil fuel companies.

Members of the Divest New York coalition protest at the State Capitol Monday
Karen DeWitt

Some New York lawmakers are pressing the state’s Comptroller to divest the state’s pension fund from the fossil fuel industry. But Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he believes he can be more effective in changing the company’s behavior by acting from the inside.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks to Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta, the Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com about Cooperstown's divestment from fossil fuels.

A health insurance analyst from Burlington is expected to challenge Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce in a Democratic primary election this summer.