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Ireland votes to be world's first country to fully divest from fossil fuels

February 21, 2017View for printing

In a historic move, Ireland may become the world's first country to fully divest from all fossil fuels, according to's Fossil Free Europe. The country's parliament just passed "first-of-its-kind fossil fuel divestment legislation" with a majority vote.

Tr√≥caire Executive Director √Čamonn Meehan said in a statement, "The Irish political system is now finally acknowledging what the overwhelming majority of people already know: that to have a fighting chance to combat catastrophic climate change we must phase out fossil fuels and stop the growth of the industry that is driving this crisis."

by Lacy Cooke

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