Massachusetts bill would free local retirement systems to divest from fossil fuels

Energy News Network: The Massachusetts Legislature is considering measures that would clear the way for municipal and county retirement systems to pull out of fossil fuel investments. The proposals follow several defeated attempts to get the state system to divest.

“We’ve been thinking this would be an easier way to allow fossil fuel divestment to move forward in Massachusetts,” said Randi Mail, executive director of MassDivest. “Instead of top-down, it would be bottom-up.”

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