Article in inWashington Post, ABC News, and US News states,”Liberal Oregon resists dropping controversial investments”

“Oregon residents are increasingly pushing for the state to divest from fossil fuel companies and other controversial investments, but the state treasury is resisting and putting the onus on the Legislature.” said Andrew Selsky, AP Reporter in several news outlets such as the The Washington Post, ABC News, and US News on November 23, 2021. “Even as some cities and other states such as New York have begun divesting, Oregon, a predominantly liberal state, clings to the status quo. The disparate approaches underscore that managers of public funds are often torn between ethical considerations, legal imperatives and obligations to beneficiaries.” As the article states and we have found first hand, “Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read wouldn’t be pinned down on the amount, despite repeated direct questions by Oregon Public Radio.”