Divestment is the tactic, climate justice is the goal

Students should urge the university to stop supporting the destructive fossil fuel industry

Editor’s note: This op-ed was previously published by the California Student Sustainability Coalition. April 9 through 11, students at UC Berkeley will be asked to vote on a referendum in support of fossil fuel divestment at Cal and across the UC system. Student support for the referendum will send a
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A guide to fossil fuel divestment

Grass Roots

I’m not pro-ASUC. Whenever I hear the latest drama from the ASUC Senate, I sigh and wonder if any of the bills they pass will actually change the way our university functions. I recognize this is unfair for those students involved in the student government, who I know work very
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Fossil fuel middle ground

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: In light of the ASUC Senate’s call to divest from the fossil fuel industry, UC officials should consider creating a special fund.

The ASUC Senate took a laudable step toward environmental responsibility by passing a bill to divest any of its funds from the fossil fuel industry. Yet such divestment on a UC systemwide scale, which the bill also recommends, is not the most prudent move for the university. As a matter
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