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December 5, 2017

There was a fury of divestment activity on the NYU campus this past week, but at the end of the day, the school’s policy remains the same.  First, students began occupying the administrative elevator in the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library on Friday to protest the school’s investments in fossil fuels.  But students then called off …

November 28, 2017

Headlines continued last week about Norway’s sovereign wealth and its proposed idea to sell off its oil and natural gas holdings.  As usual, activists like 350.org’s Bill McKibben over-exaggerated the news to prematurely claim it as a victory for the divestment movement, but a closer look behind tells a different story. Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign …

November 9, 2017

Last week, Fossil Free CU, the student divestment group at the University of Colorado at Boulder, announced it was ceasing operations in a Facebook post.  It’s a somewhat ironic development based on the fact that CU Boulder is typically ranked among the nation’s “greenest” campuses each year—but it’s a reflection of where the divestment movement …

November 3, 2017

The state of Ohio has never been a hotbed for campus divestment activity, but a few students at Ohio University are attempting to reverse that trend. Earlier this week, the Ohio University student senate passed a bill that serves as a “call for the creation of a plan for divestment in fossil fuels.” According to …

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