Rally in NYC for Fossil Fuel Divestment

On Thursday, over 130 New Yorkers rallied to deliver 11,000 petitions to Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, calling on him to divest New York State from fossil fuels.

At $160 billion, New York’s Common Retirement Fund is the third largest pension plan in the country, and it’s heavily invested in the fossil fuel industry. Comptroller DiNapoli has the power to divest New York State from fossil fuels. Divestment has the power to rein in the fossil fuel industry and support our transition to a clean energy economy. It’s the smart thing to do and the right thing to do — for both the pension fund and the planet.

Photos by Adam Welz.

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The event was co-sponsored by the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter (NY), GreenFaith, Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition, Green Party of New York, Responsible Endowments Coalition, CUNY Divest, and Hunter Sustainability Project (HSP), Green Map System, United for Action, and Green Sanctuary Committee of Community Church of New York, NYU Divest, Barnard Columbia Divest for Climate Justice, Fossil Free Fordham, Food & Water Watch, and Human Impact Institute.