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.
Coal shipments down nationally, up in the West, led by California.
It's time for a federal Emergency Order.
BNSF mixes a loaded oil train with a stadium full of fans.
City Council opposes monster oil train project for the community.
How taxpayers will end up paying for the costs of a worst case oil train derailment.
Mapping freight train mishaps over the last two-and-a-half years.
Bill Chapman wants even more coal money.
Financial holding company with checkered past behind Lynchburg oil train fire.
Aerial footage of derailment raises more concerns about oil shipments.
New accounting of oil-by-rail shows more than 850 million barrels per day in region.