UO Senate calls on UO Foundation to divest from fossil fuels

Jane Cramer and John Davidson have an Op-Ed in the RG, here:

The resolution calls on the UO Foundation to:

Sell its current investments in fossil fuel extraction companies.

Refrain from any future investment in fossil fuel extraction companies.

Create a process for groups to put policy proposals to the foundation board.

Create new transparency and accountability mechanisms.

Include students and faculty in setting foundation policy.

The resolution also calls on the UO president to support these requests to the foundation.

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3 Responses to UO Senate calls on UO Foundation to divest from fossil fuels

  1. alum says:

    If the Senate and university community as a whole are seriously concerned about climate change than UO should divest from every major CO2 contributor (energy, resource extraction, heavy industry, transportation, etc.)

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  2. poster says:

    Here’s a critique of divestment: https://energyathaas.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/is-demonizing-big-carbon-a-strategy-or-a-copout/

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  3. Cunic says:

    Thx, poster,. of course, But why should professors bother to think beneath the surface and then wonder why opinions are ignored?

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