WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg unveiled a plan on Friday to slash greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by making electric vehicles accessible to even low-income families and improving access to public transit.
FILE PHOTO: File picture of U.S. presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg speaking at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File Photo
Bloomberg, a media billionaire and former mayor of New York City, has long fought to curb emissions, serving recently as a special envoy to the United Nations on climate action.
Other Democratic candidates have included transportation in their climate plans. Bloomberg, who is putting out a suite of climate plans, is the first to issue a specific strategy on transportation, the top U.S. source of greenhouse gases.
Bloomberg’s plan calls for all new U.S. cars to be electric by 2035, reductions of diesel pollution with electric…
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