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

Sightline on Shell’s Presence in Oregon

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

Shell’s Rig is Headed to Portland

But the company—and its money—has been in Oregon for a long time

The Proposed Longview Refinery: Understanding the Basics

What we know and what we don’t about a curious project proposal.

Tacoma’s Ticking Time Bomb

How oil trains put residents—and their wallets—at risk.

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.