Daily Archives: June 16, 2015

Lowell City Councilors asked to support resolution supporting statewide divestment of fossil fuels.

(TO BE) OFFERED BY COUNCILOR RITA MERCIER
CITY OF LOWELL
IN CITY COUNCIL
RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF CITY/STATE DIVESTMENT
FROM FOSSIL FUELS
WHEREAS: Climate change poses a grave threat to the City of Lowell, its residents, and …

CLICK HERE FOR COMPETE RESOLUTION

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According to Jay Mason, Councilor Mercier filed a motion to support the resolution in December. Councilor Samaras offered a substitute motion requesting a report from the city manager. This was approved at the council that evening and a report was subsequently provided by Manager Murphy’s office in January. The group 350Massachusetts of Greater Lowell has been working since then to build support for the resolution (language per above link) and a re-submittal is planned before the council sometime in August. Lowell would join at least 12 other communities around the state who have called for similar resolutions against fossil fuel investment by the state pension reserve investment trust.

Post Contributors: Derek Pelotte and Jay Mason, 350Mass of Greater Lowell.
For more info email: derekpelotte1@gmail.com

Last Update: 6/16/2015 at 8:20pm.

Also … 350Mass of Greater Lowell invites all to the

Lowell Divest Fest

at Lucy Larcom Park

Saturday, June 27 from 11:30am-2pm

by George DeLuca
Lowell2020 (like us on Facebook!)
ComeToLowell.com