Students from Temple and Penn got their wish yesterday when they met with PNC Bank about mountain top removal. Students from both schools, which use PNC for banking services, have been protesting the bank’s support of businesses that engage in mountaintop removal.
“We’re talking about stopping investment in something that is heightening health risks,” Temple student Brianne Murphy told WHYY/NewsWorks’ Emma Jacobs yesterday.
Temple students have been lobbying hard since last semester to meet with bank officials, and met late last year with university officials about the matter. A handful were arrested during an in-bank protest.
But PNC says the bank doesn’t take a stand on political issues outside of banking.
The Daily Pennsylvanian has the Penn students’ reactions to yesterday’s meeting.