Sightline Author

Eric de Place

Eric de Place, policy director, spearheads Sightline Institute’s work on energy policy. He is known as a leading expert on coal and oil export plans in the Pacific Northwest, and he is considered an authority on a range of issues connected to fossil fuel transport. Find his full bio here. Email: eric [at] sightline [dot] org.

Eric's Posts

1 Million Barrels a Day, 100 Trains a Week

A new oil train analysis for the Northwest.

Sightline Sues Obama Administration over Crude Oil Exports and Illegal Secrecy

Moving forward on our unanswered FOIA request from February.

Events: Oil Trains in Spokane, WA, and Sandpoint, ID

What the onslaught of coal and oil trains means for area residents.

Stop Doing Business with Strategies 360

Northwest firm is behind Longview Refinery, Arctic Drilling, and much more.

Sightline on Shell’s Presence in Seattle

Listen to a conversation on the Northwest's role in Arctic drilling.

Event: Coastal Washington, the Oil Industry’s Sacrifice Zone

I'll join Grays Harbor area leaders for a free community forum on oil trains.

How Shell Manipulates Washington State Politics

The Polar Pioneer isn’t the company’s only disruptive presence.

Event: Oil Trains in Anacortes

Discussing the facts on oil trains in Skagit County.

Oil Train Explosions: A Timeline in Pictures

Ten explosions in two years, and no end in sight.

The Thin Green Line Grows Stronger

Seattle mayor's blow to Shell's Arctic plans is part of regional fight.