University of Utah Decision on Fossil Fuel Divestment is About Changing Political Landscape (Opinion)

University of Utah  Decision on Fossil Fuel Divestment is About Changing Political Landscape (Opinion) l The Salt Lake Tribune

By: Ryan Pleune, April 29, 2016

  • The University of Utah has been debating the issue of divestment since 2012 when students brought the question to their student body, and on Monday the faculty in the Academic Senate will vote on it. Some faculty carry a misconception that this will financially wreck the university. The truth is that the cost to the endowment is relatively small and in the long term it could be revenue positive. This will not directly cut any scholarships and research money coming from the fossil fuel industry and it does not prohibit charitable donations from the fossil fuel industry.