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

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?

Five Keystone XLs: The Carbon in Northwest Fossil Fuel Export Plans

A new Sightline report tallies the emissions in coal, oil, and gas projects.

“If We Cannot Escape, Neither Will the Coal”

Northwest Tribes and First Nations block fossil fuel exports.

EVENTS: Coal & Oil Trains in Bellingham, Everett

Two public panel discussions on Northwest fossil fuel exports.

Warren Buffett Really Likes Oil Trains

Despite the explosions.