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Mike Bloomberg Sides with Fossil Fuels and Fracking

WASHINGTON - With news that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning to file for the Democratic Party presidential primary in Alabama, Food & Water Action Climate & Energy Program Director Mitch Jones issued the following statement:

“As mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg opposed efforts to ban fracking. He also supported the Keystone pipeline. Earlier this year he confirmed his support for continued use of fossil fuels. It is clear that Bloomberg’s reputation as a climate warrior is drastically overblown. He has been and he remains a pro-fracking, pro-pipeline, pro-nuclear billionaire who favors half measures and false solutions because he’s more interested in protecting his friends in the C Suite than he is in stopping climate change.

“This race doesn’t need another candidate supporting tepid climate change policy. As our climate crisis deepens, this is a “which side are you on" moment. We know which side Bloomberg is on – the side of fossil fuel fracking and pipelines.”

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