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A Lump of Coal for Fossil Fuels


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A Lump of Coal for Fossil Fuels

Emily Schwartz Greco

The fossil-fuel divestment movement got the perfect holiday gift in 2014: tumbling stocks.

Founded only two years ago by experts and students fed up with the glacial pace of climate action, this global effort is already liquidating more than $50 billion of the oil, gas, and coal assets owned both by individuals and institutions like colleges and dioceses.