Jul 21, 2011  |  The Washington Post

Today Mayor Bloomberg and Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune announced a Bloomberg Philanthropies donation of $50 million to fight coal-fired power plants and help transition the United States to cleaner energy sources.

The Washington Post reports on how the partnership reflects a new approach to effecting environmental change:

The announcement, which Bloomberg and Brune will make together Thursday morning at the GenOn site, also underscores the extent to which environmentalists are focused on efforts beyond the Beltway, given the opposition in Congress to climate legislation. After the federal government failed to pass legislation imposing nationwide limits on greenhouse gas emissions, several environmental groups have shifted more resources to the state and local levels.


.@UNFCCC’s NAZCA portal tracks vital #ClimateAction pledges by business & government leaders: http://t.co/FIIr0xXCr0 http://t.co/THMcyazMGZ
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