Legislature Considers ESG Concerns
Friday, February 5, 2021

"Biggest Problem Since Great Depression"

It seems "counter-intuitive," but there is a growing movement in the United States to reject investments in the food and fuels that are essential to modern society. 

Members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee heard testimony this week on SB 2291, a bill aimed at countering the effects of the ESG- Environmental and Social Governance - movement. The measure, introduced by Beulah Senator Jessica Bell, directs state agencies to avoid contracting with companies that support ESG practices, and to study the impact of divesting state funds from companies that boycott energy or ag commodities. Bell said the movement is coordinated by activists, but it's difficult it understand its broad appeal when it makes no sense to stop the production of essential energy and ag products. 

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