Cambridge City Council Endorses Fossil Fuel Divestment

The Cambridge City Council voted Monday to pass an order endorsing student activists’ demands for Harvard to divest from the fossil fuel industry.

Divest Harvard organizers worked in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office to develop the order, which was sponsored by Mayor Marc C. McGovern, Vice Mayor Jan Devereux, Councilor Sumbul Siddiqui, and Councilor Quinton Zondervan. The order’s language puts the “full support” of the City Council behind Divest Harvard, a student group advocating for the University to withdraw its endowment holdings from fossil fuels.

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Gregory Maynard