Labour Council bosses refuse to end support for the fossil fuel industry


Labour Council bosses have refused to end financial support to the fossil fuel industry through the Council's pension fund. 

Merton Council’s pension fund is one of several local authority pension funds that invest a combined £10 billion in coal, oil and gas industries.

Burning fossil fuels contributes significantly to global warming. It is environmentally irresponsible that our Council continues to invest in them through its pension fund.

At full council held on 17th November, Labour and the Conservatives refused to support a Liberal Democrat plan to dispose of shares in coal companies held by the Council's pension fund. A similar proposal was also rejected in September.
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