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To: Mayor Greg Ballard

Divest Indianapolis From Fossil Fuels

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Jeff Kisling
Divest Indianapolis From Fossil Fuels

Divest Indianapolis' investment holdings from fossil fuel companies within 2 years.

Why is this important?

As another step in working toward Mayor Ballard's goal of making Indianapolis one of the most sustainable cities, the Mayor should work with city planners and the city council to divest from fossil fuel investments.

The health risks from burning oil are significant. According to the Center for Disease Control, an estimated 134,485 children in Indiana had asthma. Child lifetime asthma prevalence was 12.9%

From an economic point of view fossil fuels are a bad investment because fossil fuel sources are running out and the costs of extracting and fracking are increasing, reducing profits.

How it will be delivered

Plan to alert the press to the delivery of the signatures to the Mayor's office.

Indianapolis, IN

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Reasons for signing

  • Fossil fuels are a major contributor to climate change, and thus, sea level rise. Their attainment also fouls our inland and coastal waters and harms the health of many terrestrial and oceanic species.Indianapolis should not invest in such harmful industries. West Coast Director Surfers' Environmental Alliance

Updates

2014-05-26 23:31:44 -0400

25 signatures reached