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

How Shell Manipulates Washington State Politics

The Polar Pioneer isn’t the company’s only disruptive presence.

Event: Oil Trains in Anacortes

Discussing the facts on oil trains in Skagit County.

Oil Train Explosions: A Timeline in Pictures

Ten explosions in two years, and no end in sight.

The Thin Green Line Grows Stronger

Seattle mayor's blow to Shell's Arctic plans is part of regional fight.

Six Pictures that Illustrate the Staggering Growth in Oil by Rail

Where does it come from, and where does it go?

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.