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. Email: eric [at] sightline [dot] org.

Eric's Posts

PR Firm WA2 Advocates Takes Coal Money

Tony Williams and Jeff Bjornstad paid to promote coal exports.

Gov. Inslee Hires Coal Lobbyist to Direct Policy Office

Controversial hire raises questions about coal export plans in Washington.

Industry to Feds: “We Will Not Remove Any Unsafe Oil Rail Cars from Service”

What the oil industry's own numbers say about their commitment to safety.

Oil Trainspotting, Part 2

What we're learning by looking for oil trains.

Events: Sightline on Fossil Fuel Exports: Bainbridge Island and Vancouver, WA

Free public lectures on the Northwest's changing energy economy.

What the Northwest Can Learn from Louisiana

Despite obvious ongoing pollution, coal handlers want to expand.

Recent Coal Export Trends: Q4 2013

Exports slightly down on the West Coast and nationally.

Tesoro: A Track Record of Pollution, Hostility to Workers, and Meddling in Politics

The facts about the Texas oil company with designs on Vancouver, WA.

The Thin Green Line

The Northwest faces off against titanic coal and oil export schemes.

Oil Trainspotting in the Northwest

Start filming oil trains to crowdsource our Right To Know.