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Councils have an ethical duty

Published 18/02/2016

It's not only campaigns against illegal Israeli settlements which could be threatened by the controversial clamping down on local councils making decisions based on ethics.

This attack on local democracy could also encompass those progressive councils who are shedding their controversial investments in fossil fuel companies that not only trash the climate, but are also embroiled in numerous global human rights controversies.

Fossil fuel divestment provides local councils with the opportunity to re-invest in clean energy projects run by the community.

KEVIN SMITH

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