July 22, 2011
We were thrilled to hear yesterday’s announcement: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating $50 million to their campaign to eliminate the dirtiest coal-fired power plants.
The funding will provide a huge boost to the Sierra Club’s grassroots anti-coal movement, and represents a huge victory for Judy Bond (2003) and Maria Gunnoe (2009)’s fight to protect Appalachia from mountaintop removal mining.
“Ending coal power production is the right thing to do, because while it may seem to be an inexpensive energy source, the impact on our environment and the impact on public health is significant,” said Bloomberg.
Well said, Mr. Mayor—we couldn’t agree with you more!