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Coming Clean: Breaking America's Addiction to Oil and Coal

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In this timely book, Michael Brune, executive director of Rainforest Action Network (RAN), shows us how we, as motivated citizens, can kick our own fossil-fuel habit and pressure policymakers and corporations to change their energy priorities. His vivid reports remind us of the economic, environmental, moral, and public-health costs of fossil-fuel dependence, and how our ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Sierra Club Books
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Christopher
This book is packed with facts and numbers enough to drive you cross-eyed. However, it takes proof to convince people that oil and coal are dirty and ultimately hurting us. What I especially liked about this book, though, is the advice at the end of each chapter detailing what we can do as individuals to make long, lasting change in favor or renewable, sustainable energy. A great read!
Linda
Apr 04, 2014 Linda rated it liked it
Coming Clean exposes the immense political and financial clout enjoyed by the U.S. fossil fuel industry and the cost to our wallets, health, and future. Readers receive a primer in renewable clean energy as a viable path for breaking our reliance on oil, coal, and natural gas.

Sure the book is written in activist speak. But it does convey important information and in an easy-to-read manner. I think the slenderness of the volume is in its favor. With a small investment of time, readers get an o
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Minh Rodescu
May 22, 2013 Minh Rodescu rated it liked it
This book is informative in a way that's a mix of statistics and facts. The facts stay in your head and it's easy to follow along, which is not an easy thing then writing about the impacts of ethanol. It can go a bit off track in some places but redeems itself with the quality of the writing.
Shari
Oct 11, 2014 Shari rated it really liked it
This is written by Sierra Club's new Executive Director. It is set up really well and gives you a list of 10 or so "to do's" at the end of each chapter.
Greg
Feb 17, 2009 Greg rated it really liked it
It was difficult to read cover-to-cover. It is more of an activist's handbook and will stay on reference shelf. Each chapter ends with suggestions for finding out more and taking action.
Robin
Nov 04, 2008 Robin is currently reading it
Hosting a reading of this book (by Author, Mike Brune of Rainforest Action Network) at Simmons College on 3/4/09. Contact me if interested!
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