Divestment Threatens Nation’s Energy Supply

“Oil and natural gas production is surging in New Mexico and nationally. But there’s a hidden danger lurking in the shadows: divestment.

Over the past decade, critics of the petroleum industry have mounted a “keep-it-in-the-ground” campaign as a way of demonstrating their concern with climate change. But the campaign, which began in New England, has evolved into a national movement. Its leaders like Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and environmentalist Bill McKibben are urging corporations, universities, foundations, and faith-based institutions to divest their stocks in oil and natural gas companies.”

Read more at The Las Cruces Sun-News.

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