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Report: Big Green Pressure Groups Invade College Campuses

  • 11/10/15
  • AEA
  • Divestment Truth
The National Association of Scholars (NAS) published a damning report today detailing the fallacies and consequences of the fossil fuel divestment movement. It is the single most comprehensive study to date on the false claims and sinister motivations of divestment activists, who are controlled by national pressure groups that use college students as a front to advance their political causes. In short, the study criticizes divestment as “an attack on freedom of inquiry and responsible...
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Study: Divestment Hurts College Students

  • 09/10/15
  • AEA
  • Divestment Truth
National environmental lobbyists are ramping up campaigns at college campuses urging the “divestment ” of natural resources from university endowments, falsely equating investments in energy production to profiting off of environmental “wreckage.” Members of the radical movement are convinced that cutting oil, natural gas, and coal out of universities’ portfolios will hurt energy companies financially and advance their climate change agenda. In reality, these tactics are more likely...
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Opinion: Fossil Fuel Divestment: Flight From Reality

  • 06/16/15
  • AEA
  • Divestment Truth
Institute for Energy Research Founder and CEO Robert Bradley, Jr. penned an op-ed on Forbes.com this past week explaining why the struggling divestment movement is a solution looking for a problem. The text of the piece is below:
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Fossil Fuel Divestment: Flight From Reality

By Robert Bradley, Jr. June 15, 2015

“The effect of [divestment] decisions on the consumption of fossil fuels will be nil; the effect on the growth of institutions’ endowments will be negative.” - George...

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George Will: Colleges Preach "Religion of Sustainability"

  • 04/16/15
  • AEA
  • Divestment Truth
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will recently penned an op-ed in The Washington Post discussing the divestment movement’s infiltration of college campuses. Will finds that the “religion of sustainability” has become an integral part of many college campuses’ liberal doctrines, as school administrators reduce the value of their endowments while doing nothing to curb fossil fuel consumption. An excerpt from Will’s piece follows:
The same sort of people — sometimes the same...

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Green Dreams on Campus: Rising Tuition, Crippling Debt

As college tuition and student debt soar, schools across the country are pumping billions of dollars annually into so-called “sustainability” initiatives, which include using expensive renewable energy sources to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. But what does sustainability really mean? And does it make sense for colleges to divert so much money and resources to nebulous environmental causes at the expense of scholarships, financial aid, or educational programs? A new report ...
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Divestment Activists and Anti-Vaxxers Cut from the Same Cloth

  • 02/27/15
  • AEA
  • Divestment Truth
American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle penned a letter to the editor of The Dallas Morning News. The text of the letter is below:
The recent measles outbreak at Disneyland helped shine a light on the lethal ideology of anti-vaxxers who deny the science on vaccines. Another group of activists recently descended on cities across the country  to peddle a potentially more dangerous notion: to pressure Americans into divesting any stocks or bonds they own in companies that produce...

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Divesting from Climate Alarmism

  • 02/24/15
  • AEA
  • Divestment Truth
The Boston Globe published a letter from Institute for Energy Research CEO Robert Bradley responding to a recent piece by Globe Columnist Jeff Jacoby on the numerous benefits of fossil fuels. The text of Mr. Bradley’s letter is below:
Activists cite “catastrophic climate change” as the impetus for “divesting” from companies that produce natural gas, oil, and coal. But warming has flat-lined since the late 1990s, even as carbon-dioxide emissions have continued to rise;...

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Prominent Climate Activist Criticizes Divestment Movement

  • 02/20/15
  • AEA
  • Divestment Truth
The latest critic of the fossil fuel divestment movement isn’t an energy company or a university president, but a prominent climate activist. In a recent interview with Valerie Richardson of the Washington Times, Paul Hamill of the liberal American Security Project called efforts to divest financial holdings in natural gas, oil, and coal companies “a glib PR stunt.” Here’s an excerpt from the piece:
Paul Hamill isn’t what you’d call a climate denier. Far from it. But he’s also...

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Denver Post Joins Media Chorus Against Divestment Radicals

  • 02/18/15
  • AEA
  • Divestment Truth
On the heels of last week’s “Global Divestment Day,” Denver Post columnist Vincent Carroll penned an opinion piece explaining the “folly of fossil fuel divestment.” In it, Mr. Carroll correctly points out that divesting from natural gas, oil, and coal would be akin to divesting from modern life. Here’s an excerpt from his piece:
But fossil fuels actually are nothing like apartheid and tobacco — one a system of racial oppression and the other a product whose health effects are...

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No shirt, no shoes, no fossil fuels

  • 02/13/15
  • AEA
  • Cartoons
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