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Michael Brune is the Sierra Club's executive director. A new edition of his book "Coming Clean: Breaking America's Addiction to Oil and Coal" was published by Sierra Club Books in 2010. He lives in California with his wife and two young troublemakers.

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Diaries published: 206 (12 days since last diary on Wed May 13, 2015 at 08:55 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 228 (12 days since last comment on Wed May 13, 2015 at 08:55 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: frequent

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 2889

Total Comment Ratings: 413

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Michael Brune's Most Recent Diaries:

I had a terrible nightmare: President Mitt Romney approved Shell Oil's drilling plans for the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska. He did it even though his own Department of the Interior calculated ...
by Michael Brune
Comment Count 46 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 08:55 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
On its special day, what do you give the planet that has everything? How about some really good news? Last month, the International Energy Agency announced that "global emissions of carbon dioxide ...
by Michael Brune
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 10:29 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Today is the anniversary of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history: the explosion of Deepwater Horizon and subsequent oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. I don't like to call it a spill,
by Michael Brune
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Apr 20, 2015 at 09:11 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Everyone knows that today is the deadline for filing your tax return. But it's also when Fight for 15 is holding rallies all over the country to demand a living wage. And it's no coincidence that ...
by Michael Brune
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Apr 15, 2015 at 04:42 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
In the past, I have compared big, polluting fossil fuel companies to zombies. Now I feel bad. Upon reflection, I believe I may have been a little unfair -- to zombies. You might not like zombies, ...
by Michael Brune
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Mar 17, 2015 at 02:40 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
The United States is at the tail end of negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) -- a massive trade deal with Mexico, Canada, Japan, Vietnam, and seven other countries. The negotiations have ...
by Michael Brune
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Mar 09, 2015 at 12:13 PM PDT with 13 Recommends

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