Winning the Fight Against Fossil Fuels in New York (And What’s Next)
New York City and State have committed to divesting their pension funds from fossil fuels. Not only that, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio launched a lawsuit seeking damages for climate change against the top fossil fuel companies. New York’s decision was a turning point in the fight against the fossil fuel industry–and it was a victory won through years of sustained local campaigning. This is what the power of the people looks like. That’s why this year, we’re launching Fossil Free: a people-powered push to pass resolutions stopping new fossil fuel projects and demanding a fast and just transition to 100% renewable energy for all in cities and towns across the U.S. With your help, we can win more victories like the one in New York and build the fossil free world we need.