Bloomberg’s climate pragmatism could turn off 2020 Democrats

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — New York’s former mayor, Michael Bloomberg, says he welcomes more attention on climate change but questions the feasibility of the so-called Green New Deal, which is being backed by many of the party’s White House contenders.

Bloomberg is considering a presidential run himself and has already committed hundreds of millions of dollars to clean-energy initiatives. In an interview with The Associated Press, the billionaire businessman says the legislative approach of the New Green Deal legislation is long-term and that he favors more immediate action.

Bloomberg tells the AP that he will announce his presidential intentions by the end of the month. Aides say climate change would be a pillar of a presidential campaign if he undertakes one.

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