Editor’s Note:  This posting of letters on divesting fossil fuels led to today’s column in the New York Times, “Once an Oil Executive, Now a Crusader Against Fossil Fuel Stocks,” by James B. Stewart.  A number of readers have asked for the link, so here it is again.

The Cooperstown Debate

DIVESTING

FOSSIL-FUEL

STOCKS

The lead article in the Oct. 27, 2016, edition of The Freeman's Journal set off a debate on the fossil-fuel divestment between to local heavy-hitters, Lou Allstadt, the village trustee and former Mobil executive vice president, and David Russell, the lawyer, banker and former pension counsel to the New York State Office of the Controller. Interest in the Allstadt-Russell discussion and requests for reprints has prompted this online compilation of the discussion.
Editor’s Note:  The lead article in the Oct. 27, 2016, edition of The Freeman’s Journal set off a debate on the Village of Cooperstown’s decision to divest fossil-fuel investments between two local heavy-hitters, Lou Allstadt, the village trustee and former Mobil executive vice president, and David Russell, the lawyer, banker and former pension counsel to the New York State Office of the Controller. Interest in the Allstadt-Russell discussion and requests for reprints has prompted this online compilation of the discussion.

VILLAGE CASTS OUT

FOSSIL-FUEL STOCKS

News Article

The Freeman’s Journal, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016

Base Pension-Fund Decisions

On Unbiased, Impartial Expertise

Op-Ed by DAVID RUSSELL

The Freeman’s Journal, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2016

Investors, Cooperstown Included,

 Can No Longer Ignore Climate Change

Op-Ed by LOU ALLSTADT

The Freeman’s Journal, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2016

Expert Opinion, Advice Mixed On

Future Performance Of Fossil-Fuel Stocks

Letter to Editor by DAVID RUSSELL

The Freeman’s Journal, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2016

Fossil-Fuel Business

Facing Major Change

Letter to Editor by LOU ALLSTADT

The Freeman’s Journal, Nov. 25, 2016

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