Sightline Author

Eric de Place

Eric de Place, policy director, has investigated a wide range of research topics for Sightline, from property rights in Oregon, to regional climate policies. Before coming to Sightline, he worked for the Northwest Area Foundation developing strategies to alleviate poverty in rural communities. Find his full bio here. Email: eric [at] sightline [dot] org.

Eric's Posts

What Happened When a Hazardous Substance Train Derailed on a Puget Sound Beach

True story from 2011 raises questions about railroad's ability to manage oil trains.

Can Mining and Salmon Coexist?

Bristol Bay, Pebble Mine, and the EPA’s proposal.

How Fossil Fuel Money Plays in Northwest Elections

A look at industry contributions in five key races.

Recent Coal Export Trends: Q2 2014

Coal shipments down again nationally, up in the West, led by Seattle.

Ebola versus Cars

How we systematically misunderstand risk.

The Big Problem with Letting Small Railroads Haul Oil

The Lac-Mégantic disaster: was it just the brakes?

Video: The Thin Green Line

How Northwest will shape the future of the world's energy economy.

Event: “The Thin Green Line” in Bellingham

A presentation and Q&A on Northwest coal, oil, and gas exports.

How State Public Money Pays for Coal Exports and Oil Trains

Tracking public fund investments in fossil fuel projects.

Canada vs. the USA on Oil Train Standards

Who is number one?