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Mayor Bloomberg Donates $50 Million To @SierraClub for Anti-Coal Campaign

The Washington Post reports that the donation will be spread out over four years, and will go straight toward the "Beyond Coal" campaign that has "helped block the construction of 153 new coal-fired power plants across the country since 2002." But this time, instead of blocking construction of new plants, the strategy will be to figure out which are the nations oldest and worst-pollution coal power plants, get them shut down, and replace them with renewable energy. Coal-fired power plants provides about half the nation's electricity, but many groups are working hard to change that, and shift our focus toward clean, renewable, safe energy sources. And a fat $50 million check to one of the leading groups will certainly help the effort. And here's what the Sierra Club is up against -- the Washington Post reports: "If their program were successful, where does the Sierra Club s...

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