It should come as no surprise to hear that former
Nanny State New York City Mayor is meddling in a Colorado industry. Again. What is it with this guy and Colorado? We love Colorado, too, but he seems a little obsessed. This time, Bloomberg and his environmentalist elites are vilifying the coal industry, which has been targeted by President Obama since before he was elected. Here’s a choice snippet from Bloomberg’s talk at his energy summit as reported by The Daily Caller:
Bloomberg, who is an environmental activist, said while he gives “a lot of money to the Sierra Club” to shut down coal-fired power plants and to promote green energy projects, society needs to “have some compassion to do it gently.”
Bloomberg’s charitable group has given the Sierra Club’s “Beyond Coal” campaign $50 millionto aid in the group’s mission of shutting down one-third of the country’s 500 coal plants by 2020. To date, the group claims to have helped in the closing of at least 55 coal-fired power plants in the last three years and blocked the building of 180 coal plants in the last decade.