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JPMorgan Becomes Latest Big Bank to Ditch Coal

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JPMorgan Chase announced that it will no longer finance new coal mines around the world or new coal-fired power plants in industrialized countries.

“We believe the financial services sector has an important role to play as governments implement policies to combat climate change,” the bank said in a new policy statement. JPMorgan joins a growing list of other large financial institutions, like Bank of America and Wells Fargo, that have stopped supporting coal projects. 

For a deeper dive: Financial Times, Bloomberg, E&E News

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