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December 19, 2013 at 6:12 AM

Why UW, Seattle U. should divest from fossil-fuel companies

(Illustration by William Brown / Op Art)

(Illustration by William Brown / Op Art)

Editor’s note: Nicole Gaddie, a Seattle University student, is interning with The Seattle Times opinion section this fall.

A new movement is building traction among colleges across the nation: withdrawing endowment investments from major fossil-fuel companies.

Historically this is not new territory. In the 1980s college students demanded divestment from companies that supported the apartheid regime of South Africa. In the 1990s college endowments divested from Big Tobacco.

Students should once again make a statement, this time by seeking a solution to climate change.

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