Sierra Club national leader says gas-patch overview not pretty

DENNIS WEBB/The Daily Sentinel—Michael Brune, executive director of the national Sierra Club, listens as Rifle-area resident Tony Cline talks Wednesday about ill health he says he has suffered as a result of nearby natural gas development. Brune, who has been touring the Four Corners region with his family on a working vacation, has led the Sierra Club in dropping its support for natural gas as a bridge fuel to alternative energy and becoming a critic of gas development’s impacts.



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DENNIS WEBB/The Daily Sentinel—Michael Brune, executive director of the national Sierra Club, listens as Rifle-area resident Tony Cline talks Wednesday about ill health he says he has suffered as a result of nearby natural gas development. Brune, who has been touring the Four Corners region with his family on a working vacation, has led the Sierra Club in dropping its support for natural gas as a bridge fuel to alternative energy and becoming a critic of gas development’s impacts.

RIFLE — Michael Brune thinks he saw both the past and future of energy development while flying over Rifle on Wednesday, and is working to persuade more Americans to look at the issue…




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