ESG/Investment Issues:

Treasurer Ellsworth on banks not lending to fossil fuel industry (FOX Business News)
August 4, 2022

Creative video on ESG and how it affects businesses
July 19, 2022
Treasurer Ellsworth signs letter to SEC Pushing Back on The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors Rule
June 17, 2022
Radio Interview with Idaho Treasurer Julie Ellsworth and Utah Treasurer Marlo Oaks on ESG
June 11, 2022
Educational Roundtable on ESG with Senator Crapo-Live Stream
June 7, 2022
Treasurer Ellsworth joins state Financial Officers in Opposing the FDIC Proposed Principles on Climate-Related Financial Risk Management for Large 
 Financial Institutions

June 3, 2022
Opinion by Treasurer Ellsworth: Idahoans Must Understand ESG
 May 25, 2022
Roundtable Education on ESG with U.S. Senator Mike Crapo
June 7, 2022
Treasurer Ellsworth talks with KBOI radio on ESG
May 23, 2022
 Idaho Officials Object to S&P’s Use of ESG Criteria in State Credit Ratings
May 19, 2022
Ellsworth and Wasden join 23 states in protecting retirement accounts over climate agenda
May 16, 2022
Ellsworth joins 27 state financial leaders pushing back on ESG policies. Opinion by Utah Treasurer Marlo Oaks
April 15, 2022
Treasurer co-sponsors successful Senate Bill 1405 clarifying public entity investment activities   
March 14, 2022
Comment letter to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board regarding ESG Practices in the Municipal Securities Market    
 March 8, 2022
Treasurer opposes Department of Labor rule putting Retirement Savings at Risk
December 13, 2021


Other ESG Updates:

19 State Attorneys General (including Idaho) remind Blackrock of its obligation to act in the sole financial interest of its clients.(letter to CEO Larry Fink)
August 4, 2022

West Virginia disqualifies 5 financial institutions from state banking contracts over engaging in boycotts of energy companies
July 28, 2022

American Bankers Association letter on the impact of Environmental, Social and Governance guidance and regulatory proposals on banking
June 2022

Cattle Industry fights controversial SEC climate rule
June 17, 2022

National Agricultural Associations object to SEC climate rules
June 17, 2022
 

Banking Issues:

Treasurer joins 38 State Treasurers, Auditors and Attornies General with comments to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency regarding Principles for Climate-Related Financial Risk Management for Large Banks
February 14, 2022

Treasurer Ellsworth opposes nomination of Sarah Bloom Raskin as Vice Chairman for Supervision at the Federal Reserve
January 31, 2022

Idaho Treasurer Objects to Economic Boycott of Traditional Energy Production Industries by U.S. Financial Institutions
December 2, 2021

Treasurer opposes Biden nomination of Saule Omarova to Comptroller of the Currency
November 12, 2021

Letter to John Kerry on Pressuring US Banks to Refuse to Lend to Fossil Fuel Industries
May 14, 2021

BSU Radio
June 8, 2021


IRS Issues:

Ellsworth signs letter to President Biden on IRS snooping into citizens accounts
September 20, 2021

Treasurer Ellsworth and Senator Crapo Hold Round Table on IRS Snooping
October 21, 2021

Treasurer Ellsworth speaks to media across Idaho on IRS snooping plan.
Coeur d’Alene Press-October 21, 2021
Idaho Free Press-October 27, 2021
KMTV-November 11, 2021
KSPT-Radio-October 21, 2021
KIDO-Radio-October 13, 2021
Red Wave Radio-October 11, 2021
Idaho Business Review-September 30, 2021
Big Country News-September 24, 2021
Argus Observer-September 22, 2021


Other Issues:

Ellsworth joins 27 State Financial Officers warning President Biden about the dangers of energy dependence
April 5, 2022

Treasurer condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine
March 30, 2022

Treasurer testifies to the Idaho Legislative Committee on Federalism on federal issues affecting Idahoans
November 19, 2021