Bloomberg's Fracking Stance May Undercut Climate Reputation

Law360, New York (August 24, 2012, 7:49 PM EDT) -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent support for the expansion of hydraulic fracturing, voiced even as New York City makes permanent one of Bloomberg's trumpeted anti-global warming policies, led some environmentalists to wonder Friday about his commitment to fighting climate change. 

The billionaire mayor, whose PlaNYC anti-global warming effort contemplates sharp cuts to the city's greenhouse gas footprint and who worked with the City Council this week on legislation creating a permanent climate watchdog for the city, also joined with gas industry veteran George P. Mitchell in a...
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