PROTESTORS have called for pension funds to shut down their investments in fossil fuel companies.

The region's Fossil Free movement is fighting West Yorkshire Pension Fund for investing more than £933million of public money in companies like Shell and BP for their coal, oil and gas (including shale gas from fracking).

25 councillors from Bradford Council are reported to have backed the campaign, which calls for the money to be used in local communities and for renewable energy sources.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Chayley Collis, who joined this plight over 30 years ago, said the council's climate change efforts will mean nothing until these pension deals end.

She said: "This is probably the biggest impact they could have: the money. It doesn't add up. Money talks. Money is the thing that makes everything happen.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

"People are more aware about the risks. The fires in Australia are terrifying. We've had floods locally.

"It's like watching a train crash in slow motion and we're waving our hands desperately to try get people away."