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.
Recommended listening—and reading—on Northwest coal and oil plans.
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Are lives worth more than oil-by-rail industry costs?
A record of denial and deceit, in photos.
What a coal terminal means for a community.
And why cities and towns would have to pay the damages.
A chemical you've never heard of is bound for Washington's waters.
New Sightline report reveals pattern of pollution, law-breaking, and cover-ups.
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