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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Member of 350.org Compares Oil & Gas Business to Slave Trading

From Energywire:
"If it was publicly acceptable to invest in companies that operated a model of slave trading, we would find that reprehensible and we would divest from those companies," [campus divestment organizer for Better Future Project and 350.org Shea Reister] said. "We feel the exact same is true for the fossil-fuel industry."
[Chairman of Sonecon LLC Robert] Shapiro, who helped write the API report, resented the sentiment. He called any comparison between fossil energy, the lifeblood of the world economy, and racial oppression "laughable."
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