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INSIDE DIVESTMENT THE ILLIBERAL MOVEMENT TO TURN A GENERATION AGAINST FOSSIL FUELS

November 10, 2015
By RACHELLE PETERSON

This new study finds that the campus fossil fuel divestment campaign undermines intellectual freedom, democratic self-government, and responsible stewardship of natural resources.

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This new study finds that the campus fossil fuel divestment campaign undermines intellectual freedom, democratic self-government, and responsible stewardship of natural resources. Most divestments are empty political promises with little financial effect on fossil fuel companies as colleges and universities that claim to divest overwhelmingly choose to retain large portions of their fossil fuel investments.” On average, divestment decisions affect only about 1 percent of the college endowment and leave approximately 50 percent of fossil fuel investments in place.