Stories by Michael Brune

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Posted on: Sep 22, 2016, Source: EcoWatch

Máxima Acuña was awarded the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize, for her fight against the expansion of a mine in Peru by U.S. mining giant Newmont.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2016, Source: EcoWatch

Thanks to NAFTA’s “investor-state” system, TransCanada’s case will be heard in a private tribunal of three lawyers who are not accountable to any domestic legal system.

Posted on: May 27, 2016, Source: EcoWatch

"We’ll be fine with the environment," Trump said. "We can leave a little bit."

Posted on: Oct 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

No one can stop the next superstorm, mega wildfire, or 1,000-year flood. But we can get behind stopping the pollution that's disrupting our climate.

Posted on: May 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Each of these actions is within President Obama's power right now. If he's serious about addressing climate disruption, not one of them is optional.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

We just don't know what the exact magnitude of the disaster will be.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

When it comes to tar sands pipelines, what we don't know will hurt us.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It's now been four years since it passed a single bill to protect wilderness -- even though many such bills have been introduced during that time by members of both parties.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Too many people -- especially politicians -- aren't paying attention to the dangers of the current "boom" in natural gas development.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The State Department's analysis is not only inaccurate but also incredibly cynical.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet

It's time to stop the "Great American Giveaway."

Posted on: Sep 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

In the end, the whole "jobs versus environment/public health" argument is nothing but a rhetorical crutch for polluters.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The Endangered Species Act simply cannot work if politicians are allowed to start cherry-picking which species they think should or should not be allowed to survive.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

"Job killing" regulations are a scary myth -- but cynical, irresponsible, "people killing" bills that put all of our lives at risk are a much scarier reality.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Besides telling the American people what happened, the Commission was charged with making recommendations for what we should do about it.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Deciding not to move forward on these important rules is, in fact, allowing those polluters to move us backward.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet

It's important to acknowledge that just because natural gas is cleaner than other fossil fuels -- especially coal -- does not mean we should give the industry a free pass.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The oil it promises to provide could be recovered just by increasing our cars' fuel efficiency by about two and a half miles per gallon -- something we already know how to do.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2010, Source: AlterNet

To keep your lawn looking as deeply green as your neighbor's, you ladle on the nitrogen fertilizer and keep the grass watered. And that's causing big problems in some areas.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The bank's new policy is a financial blow to the coal industry and a big win for enviros.