San Francisco to Vote on Fossil Fuel Divestment

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A view of a Chevron refinery on March 3, 2015 in Richmond, California.  (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

On Wednesday, San Francisco's Retirement Board will vote on whether or not to divest the city's pension fund from the fossil fuel industry. If the vote passes, approximately $450 million in stock will be pulled from major oil and gas companies. We’ll discuss the trend in fossil fuel divestment with environmental activist and author Bill McKibben.


Bill McKibben, founder of, an international climate campaign; author, "Radio Free Vermont," "Eaarth" and "The End of Nature"