The city of Chicago needs to follow in New York’s footsteps and commit to divesting it’s operating budget and pensions away from fossil fuels.
In the past year alone, huge strides have been made in the fossil fuel divestment revolution. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state of New York have announced divestments of almost $400 billion in state budget and pensions from fossil fuel assets. A little closer to home, Illinois began implementing the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA). Chicago even played host to the 1st annual North American Climate Summit.