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St. Pete City Council furthers talk on fossil fuel divestment

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St. Petersburg City Council members are considering divesting the city from fossil fuels. During a meeting Thursday, the eight-member board voted unanimously to refer to the Budget, Finance and Taxation Committee a divestment measure recommended by Mayor Rick Kriseman. The measure would affect city pensions where investments are currently placed strategically to incur the most financial benefit. City Council approval of the issue would remove fossil fuel industries from those investments. Kriseman pushed the issue as a way to encourage…

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Dave Aronberg: Florida must ban near-shore drilling, provide disaster relief

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Dave Aronberg offers this op-ed: As our state reels from the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, it is simply not enough to amend our Constitution to prohibit near-shore drilling. With all the understandable anger surrounding this disaster, which will surely have long-term economic and environmental effects on Florida, some are seeking a special session of the Legislature to ensure we will never see oil rigs near our coast. While I support that measure – and have consistently opposed…

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