21 Jul '11, 11pm

Mayor Bloomberg Donates a Whopping $50 Million to Fight Big Coal

Mayor Bloomberg Donates a Whopping $50 Million to Fight Big Coal

We’ve known New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to be a pretty eco-friendly guy for a while now, what with his vegetarian tendencies and his fight to keep bike lanes . But I’m not sure any of us knew that he was this eco-friendly. Mayor Bloomberg has donated a monumental $50 million to a campaign fighting against coal-burning power plants run by the Sierra Club. The gift will help the organization to boost the influence of its Beyond Coal campaign, and is also the largest donation to a green cause that Bloomberg has ever made. The donation almost matches the amount that the Koch family has donated to keep oil and coal going, which is reportedly around $55 million. The goals of the Beyond Coal campaign are these: shut down coal-burning plants and replace them with clean, renewable energy in order to cut America’s use of coal energy from the current 50% of total energy use...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/07/21/mayor-bloomberg-donate...

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