Letter to the Editor: A Collision Course With a Problem of Our Own Making
Cross-posted from the Swarthmore Daily Gazette
It was with shock that I discovered in a New York Times article last spring that Swarthmore College holds investments in the coal industry. A Quaker college, located in a state that has been devastated by mountain top removal, has investments in coal? Upon further investigation, I learned that, even though Swarthmore students were the first in the nation to call for divestment, the Board of Managers had announced it would not divest from fossil fuels, including coal, but also oil and gas.