Odd bedfellows fight Trump move on coal, nuclear

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The statement will increase carbon emissions in country in case of implementation of proposal, noting that Bloomberg will donate 64 million dollars in total to United States environmental organization Sierra Club and or environmental organisations in country.

Bloomberg's donation will continue his foundation's support the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign, which works to close coal-fired power plants and promote clean-energy alternatives.

Former New York City mayor and renowned businessman Michael Bloomberg reportedly will donate to environmental organisations against "Clean Energy Plan" (CPP) of U.S. President Donald Trump's government.

"These are the groups that are fighting the war on coal and it's happening all across America and they are winning", Bloomberg said at an event at the Sierra Club in Washington. An unusual coalition of business and environmental groups says that should not be at the expense of natural gas and wind and solar power.

Since 2011 almost half of the country's coal-fired power plants, or almost 260 plants, have been closed. It aims to increase closures to some two-thirds of the USA coal fleet by 2020.

The move by Bloomberg comes on the heels of the Trump administration's announcement that it will begin an appeal of Obama-era curbs on greenhouse gas emissions from coal power plants. The effort is aimed at closing 60% of the nation's coal-fired power plants by the end of 2020.

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