Getting UC out of fossil fuels

07/10/2014 2:07 PM

07/11/2014 8:23 AM

Re "CALPERS should pull money from fossil fuel industry" (Viewpoints, July 10): For the same reasons noted in this article, the University of California, with its nearly $7 billion General Endowment Pool, should divest from its fossil fuel holdings. Regents will vote on this issue in September.

The University of California has a goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025. If they hold fossil fuel investments, they will be strongly on the carbon positive side of the equation.

Let's hope the "Fiat Lux" (motto will guide their thinking and they will come down on the right side of history, as they did with apartheid.

-- Kathy Barnhart, Berkeley

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