Michael Brune

Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, holds degrees in Economics and Finance from West Chester University in Pennsylvania and comes to the Sierra Club from the Rainforest Action Network, where he served seven years as executive director. Under Brune's leadership, Rainforest Action Network won more than a dozen key environmental commitments from America's largest corporations, including Home Depot, Citi, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Kinko's, Boise and Lowe's.

Brune's critically acclaimed book, Coming Clean—Breaking America's Addiction to Oil and Coal, published by Sierra Club Books in 2008, details a plan for a new green economy that will create well-paying jobs, promote environmental justice and bolster national security. He and his wife, Mary, attribute their ongoing passion for environmental activism in part to concern that their outdoors-loving children, Olivia and Sebastian, inherit a healthy world. He is particularly interested in promoting programs that link the Club's traditional protection of wild places, including National Parks, to urgently needed climate change solutions.

sandyFI

| October 29, 2013
A year has passed since Sandy, the second-costliest storm in U.S. history, slammed into the Eastern Seaboard...
tarsandsfi

| August 29, 2013
Today the Sierra Club, Oil Change International and 13 partner groups have released a report that settles the issue unequivocally: Keystone XL would be a climate disaster ... ...
LNGstop

| May 30, 2013
The Department of Energy has failed to consider the environmental and health consequences of such a radical increase in natural gas drilling. They really should, because both the potential risks...
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| May 20, 2013
Last week, the fragility of that thin blue shield was underscored by the news that we've reached a daily average of 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide in our...
fracking

| March 12, 2013
MICHAEL BRUNE — Natural gas boosters like to claim that it is a climate-friendly energy source, supposedly because it's not as dirty as other fossil fuels. That's like saying it's...
walden

| January 22, 2013
MICHAEL BRUNE — For 120 years, we have remained committed to using every "lawful means" to achieve our objectives. Now, for the first time in our history, we are prepared...
The Siskiyou National Forests was one of the 150 national forests created by Theodore Roosevelt.

| December 4, 2012
Here's a chance to reclaim what once was a popular core value of the Republican Party—conservation—and, at the same time, actually accomplish something......
obama

| November 7, 2012
Now we know that President Obama will get another four years in office. In re-electing the president, voters have handed him both an opportunity and a challenge. During his first...
The Caithness Shepherds Flat wind farm near Arlington, Ore. Photo courtesy of Department of Energy.

| October 1, 2012
The 845 MW Shepherds Flat facility will generate an estimated 2 billion kWh each year—enough to power 235,000 homes. On top of that, this clean power will eliminate about 1.5...
chimneyrock

| September 21, 2012
Today's designation of Chimney Rock National Monument by President Obama not only adds to our country's conservation legacy but also serves as a perfect example of why the Antiquities Act...
Sequoia

| September 7, 2012
Now, after six years, hundreds of thousands of public comments, and countless hours of hard work, the U.S. Forest Service has finally released a management plan for Giant Sequoia National...
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| August 1, 2012
You're probably already aware that Latinos are the fastest growing segment of American society. Latino influence on our economy, our culture and our politics will only increase in the coming...
dontfrack

| July 13, 2012
Join us in Washington, D.C., from July 25 to July 28 to tell Congress and the Obama administration to end gas drilling that harms public health, water and air quality,...

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