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Georgetown announces fossil fuel divestment

February 07, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: Founded by Bishop John Carroll in 1789, Georgetown University is the nation’s oldest Catholic university. In its statement announcing divestment, the university cited Laudato si’, Pope Francis’s 2015 encyclical letter on care for our common home.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Feb. 07, 2020 10:58 PM ET USA

    A foolish political stand. There are many better ways of responding to increasing CO2 levels than destroying energy companies. Among these are Trump's new trillion trees initiative, more comprehensive implementation of carbon capture technologies, assisting the recovery of tropical rainforests, reverting to the kinds of food containers in use when I was a child, truth in education, and many others. Of course, the "divestment" agenda of certain Western institutions may go beyond energy companies.