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At Women’s PGA Championship, Public Citizen Protests AIG’s Support for Fossil Fuels

Advocates protested in person, with lawn signs, and through digital ads demanding AIG end all insurance and investments supporting fossil fuel expansion

BETHESDA, Md. – Advocates today called on insurer American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) to “stop teeing up climate chaos” at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship held at Congressional Country Club. The protest of AIG, a tournament sponsor, demanded that the international insurer end its support for fossil fuel expansion.

“AIG continues to insure the oil and gas expansion projects wrecking our planet, despite clear calls from scientists and world leaders that new fossil fuel projects are incompatible with a safe climate,” said Hannah Saggau, insurance campaigner at Public Citizen. “AIG adopted some restrictions on its support for coal and tar sands, but it’s still driving climate chaos as one of the world’s largest insurers of the oil and gas sector.”

At the entrance to the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, protesters placed lawn signs calling on AIG to “stop insuring fossil fuels” and “stop teeing up climate chaos.” Further, advocates entered the tournament, passing out fliers to spectators demanding action from AIG.

As part of the protest, Public Citizen ran advertisements on social media calling on the company to change its fossil fuel policies.

Photos from the protest are available here.