TO THE EDITOR:
The UNC chapter of Roosevelt Institute recently endorsed the campaign to vote yes in support of divesting UNC’s $2.1 billion endowment from the coal industry in today’s election.
This common-sense proposal will force state and national governments to consider climate change more seriously without damaging our endowment.
The mining, burning and disposal of coal add up to an extraordinarily destructive industry.
A recent Harvard University study found the negative environmental and public health impacts of coal could cost the U.S. economy more than one-half of a trillion dollars annually.