Halt divestment of fossil fuel industry

By Jim Constantopoulos, a professor of geology and director of the Miles Mineral Museum at Eastern New Mexico University.

“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 Santa Fe New Mexican.

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