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Michael Bloomberg pledges
$500M to shutter U.S. coal plants

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Posted By: MissMolly, 6/7/2019 4:55:53 AM

Former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg Pledged Thursday to donate $500 million to a new campaign that aims to shutter U.S. coal plants by 2030 to curb climate change, his philanthropist foundation said. The money is going to Bloomberg's project Beyond Carbon, which is "the largest-ever coordinated campaign against climate change" in the country, its website said, adding that it works "with advocates around the country to build on leadership and climate progress already underway." The program aims to transition the United States to 100 percent renewable energy and "ensure that after the 2020 election, the next Administration inherits a country already well on the way


He is also targeting natural gas, which is a clean fuel.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: chumley 6/7/2019 5:15:22 AM (No. 92445)
After ten years of abandonment, one of the coal mines near my house is finally reopening. Things are looking up finally, then a puke like this starts spouting off.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Muncsdad 6/7/2019 5:19:11 AM (No. 92446)
Why can’t this odious little man just leave people alone?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: franq 6/7/2019 5:58:48 AM (No. 92450)
A serious manifestation of SMS (Short Man Syndrome).
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Osprey21 6/7/2019 6:08:52 AM (No. 92453)
I'd chip-in to "shutter" Bloomberg.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bigken2 6/7/2019 6:25:35 AM (No. 92458)
naney boy is just hell bent on destroying america
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Reply 6 - Posted by: M2 6/7/2019 6:39:01 AM (No. 92470)
How can such a small person be so miserably dictatorial? Or does the question answer itself?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: hoosierblue 6/7/2019 6:54:31 AM (No. 92482)
Good for him. He just solidified the coal miners support for Trump in 2020.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bur Oak 6/7/2019 7:28:04 AM (No. 92517)
Of course he is using taxpayer subsidized funding by using charity funds.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: panther361 6/7/2019 8:18:06 AM (No. 92559)
#6. It was once referred to as having a Napoleonic Complex. He must jump up and down and spout idiotic jibberish to feel he counts for something.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: philsner 6/7/2019 8:27:08 AM (No. 92568)
A fool and his money are soon parted.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 6/7/2019 9:15:18 AM (No. 92606)
This is not, and never was, about climate change. It's about globalism. Bloomberg and his mega-rich pals like Soros and Steyner want to control the world. And shutting down US coal plants do nothing to curb all the caol plants being built in China/India/Russia on a weekly basis. If he really wants to help, invest in research in cold fusion.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Lawsy0 6/7/2019 9:30:03 AM (No. 92624)
Apparently Michael Bloomberg agrees with Obama's assessment that he has too much money. However, SAYING he will pledge it and actually DOING it are miles apart.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Ratslayer 6/7/2019 9:31:46 AM (No. 92628)
There are 2500-3000 coal fired generating plants world wide.. Lets get these 15 in USA closed and save the planet. Uda man Bloomie!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: cor-vet 6/7/2019 9:57:28 AM (No. 92661)
I'd like to see all power generated by coal nuclear and natural gas shut off on Bloombergs properties, and let him only use only green energy on his properties and to fuel his cars and planes!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Starboard_side 6/7/2019 11:00:55 AM (No. 92699)
Is he talking about the coal mine, or the coal-fired power plants? Either way, is there a way to make them cleaner burning instead of just shuttering them down and affecting a whole community? Would likely be more cost-effective too. Remember, most of these places, as per #1 comment, are generating jobs again, helping their local economies, paying taxes again, which support their local schools, police and fire.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Nevadadad46 6/7/2019 11:34:21 AM (No. 92729)
I guess he never thought of offering 500 million bucks to research on safe nuclear reactors that would make coal obsolete!
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