December 05, 2012 at 16:43 PM EST
Can Students Succeed in Pushing Colleges to Divest Oil and Gas Stocks?
MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL Like the way anger over apartheid in South Africa motivated students to successfully campaign to demand colleges and other institutions divest from companies doing businesses in the region climate change activists are now hoping to do the same with respect to oil gas and coal companies. According to a report from the New York Times college students at more than 100 campuses nationwide are pressuring their university endowment funds to sell off holdings in fossil fuel companies such as Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) Chevron (NYSE:CVX) ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) BP (NYSE:BP) and Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR) in order to push ...
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