Pittsburgh Plans to Divest from Mutual Funds that Own Fossil Fuels

Can this POSSIBLY be true? The City of Pittsburgh, which has fashioned itself as “the new Houston” and center of the energy universe, is beginning a program to divest from any investments it has in fossil fuel companies?! It appears it is true. Ever hear the phrase, “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you”? Of course the drive to divest is coming from Democrats–they’re the ones who run city government. If they actually go forward with it, we predict they will rue the day they decided to do it. The plan, as it’s been outlined, would be to divest “gradually,” over a period of years. The real kicker is that Pittsburgh doesn’t invest directly in stocks like CONSOL Energy or EQT or many of the other big independents who call the Pittsburgh region home. But they do invest in mutual funds that own those stocks. It is the mutual funds they plan to shed, over time. Talk about blithering idiots…

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