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Socially Responsible Investing Riding Climate Change Tide

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By Carol Pierson Holding

On November 7 in Seattle, 350.org launched its “Do the Math” campaign to target college and university investment funds to divest of fossil fuel stocks. While this strategy is bound to raise awareness among college kids, I initially questioned if there was enough money at stake to actually influence behemoths like Exxon.

American Petroleum Institute Rejects EPA’s Fracking Tests; MIT’s New Mapping Tool Measures Solar Potential of Cambridge Rooftops - Energy Minute for October 23, 2012

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The American Petroleum Institute says that the EPA’s water testing at a Wyoming natural gas drilling site raises concerns about the agency’s national study on hydraulic fracturing. The API claims that the testing used too small a sample size to determine whether fracking contributed to groundwater contamination. The EPA has replied that a study by the U.S. Geological Survey is generally consistent with its own.

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