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

Coal, Oil, and Gas Spent $2 Million on Oregon Politics in 2014

A look at the fossil fuel industry's methods of buying influence.

Failure to Report

A pattern of secrecy by major oil train hauler puts public at risk.

What the Oso Landslide Teaches Us About Oil Trains

Landslides along Puget Sound rail lines pose serious risk.

Debating Coal and Oil Exports

Video: what fossil fuel plans mean for the region.

The Oil Spill That Could Happen Here, Part 2

A reminder of just how common—and just how serious—oil pipeline spills are.

Northwest Democracy and Fossil Fuel Money

Listen to an in-depth conversation on oil money in politics.

The Oil Spill That Could Happen Here, Part 1

What's in store for Northwest waters.

Coal, Oil, and Gas Spent $3 Million on Washington Politics in 2014

A look at the fossil fuel industry's methods of buying influence.

Grays Harbor Ship Traffic: the Impact of Oil Plans

Oil terminals could mean five-fold increase in major vessel traffic.

It’s Accountability Time for Seattle Port Commissioners

Port of Seattle: Gateway to Arctic Drilling?