By Julia A Seymour ~
The new documentary From the Ashes is Michael Bloomberg’s latest volley in his personal war on coal.
According to Variety in April 2017, Bloomberg’s environmental efforts included spending $100 million to move the U.S. away from coal — funding which included a new anti-coal feature length documentary: From the Ashes.
Earlier reports including InsideClimate News, indicated Bloomberg spent at least $80 million on the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal project. The goal of Beyond Coal is to shut down all U.S. coal plants. That hardly positions Bloomberg for a neutral documentary on the issue.
Multimedia company RadicalMedia made the film with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies. National Geographic bought it around the time it debuted at Tribeca 2017, according to Variety. The film aired on National Geographic’s channel on June 25.
From the Ashes attempted to undermine the idea that former President Barack Obama ever…
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