BOSTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Five Democratic U.S. senators on
Thursday asked BlackRock Inc to justify why it rarely
supported shareholder resolutions tied to climate issues despite
its increased focus on the environment this year.
The proxy voting record of the top asset manager is
"troubling and inconsistent," according to a letter sent to
Reuters by the office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii and
signed by four others.
BlackRock representatives did not immediately comment.
(Reporting by Ross Kerber; editing by Diane Craft)