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Rockefeller oil heirs switching to clean energy

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Posted at 5:51 PM, Sep 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-22 22:41:40-04

The Rockefellers — heir to an oil fortune that made the family name a symbol of American wealth — believe they're doing their namesake proud … by getting out of oil.

The family's philanthropic organization — the Rockefeller Brothers Fund — announced Monday it would divest its $860 million in holdings of anything fossil fuel-related.

The fund will instead move that money over to cleaner alternatives in renewable energy. 

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