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100 More Colleges Join Fight to Divest From Fossil Fuel Companies

Recently a whopping 72% of Harvard students voted to divest the university's multi-billion dollar endowment from fossil fuel companies —and the university immediately said that wouldn't happen. Nevertheless, soon more colleges will be feeling the pressure from students, as the some 100 more colleges have joined the fight , being urged on by 350.org , to pull investments from the single most polluting and powerful industry on the planet. In a recent "letter " from his cross-country Do The Math tour, Bill McKibben touts some early successes: Unity College in Maine and Hampshire College have both pulled investments from fossil fuels. Unity College president Stephen Mulkey writes : The colleges and universities of this nation have billions invested in fossil fuels. Like the funding of public campaigns to deny climate change, such investments are fundamentally unethical. The Te...

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