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Going Fossil Free Collaboratively | EDR Blog

Going Fossil Free Collaboratively | EDR Blog

On May 2, the University of Utah made steps to join more than 30 colleges and universities that have pulled Fossil-Free-EDRinvestments in fossil fuels since 2011. The University’s Academic Senate passed a resolution calling on University administrators to “strategically” divest from fossil fuels over the next five years. The resolution passed by a narrow margin (44-40), supported by an argument that “[d]ivestment is [the University’s] moral, ethical and fiduciary responsibility.” The resolution would affect about 7 percent of the University’s $700 million endowment which is invested in the energy sector, as well as another $1.3 billion in other investments.

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