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Yolonda Blue Horse,
Activists Protest Liberty Mutual for Contributing to
Climate Crisis and Harming Communities
Dallas, TX -- Liberty Mutual is one of the largest and most prominent insurers in the country and has continually stated their commitment to protect people from risk. But their actions - and investments - tell a different story, as they provide millions in insurance for fossil fuels. Activists and policyholders are saying enough is enough and will be protesting outside Liberty Mutual office with a banner drop and picketing. They’ll also deliver a letter signed by policy-holders demanding Liberty Mutual stop insuring and investing in fossil fuel projects and to meet with Indigenous leaders who have repeatedly asked to speak with company leadership.
WHERE: Plano Liberty Mutual Headquarters - 7900 Windrose Avenue Plano, Texas
WHEN: Tuesday, March 16, 9:30AM
WHY: Indigenous, national, and Texas environmental organizations are calling on Liberty Mutual to stop insuring and investing in climate change emitting activities like toxic tar sands, Arctic drilling projects and Texas pipelines.
Activists will highlight how Liberty Mutual is continuing to insure and invest in and fund projects that are putting our future at risk even in the midst of a pandemic and after a horrible crisis in Texas that showed energy companies don’t care about people.
Averting catastrophic climate change is one of the most critical challenges of this century, and insurers are greatly contributing to the climate crisis by perpetuating our dependence on dirty fossil fuels. Financial services like insurance companies provide insurance for fossil fuel projects like coal plants, drilling in the Arctic, and oil pipelines, as well as by investing their customers’ premiums in fossil fuel companies. The insurance industry has the potential to help accelerate our transition to a clean energy economy, but it needs to change. Nearly 20 major insurance companies worldwide have committed to stop insuring coal, and five also exclude tar sands from their insurance offerings. Three insurance companies have also publicly committed to not insuring or investing in oil and gas activities in the Arctic.