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

Why New Improved Oil Trains Are Not Nearly Good Enough

A closer look at the many flaws of CPC-1232 tank cars.

Northwest Oil Spills: The Raw Data and the Growing Risk

Planned projects in US and Canada would dramatically increase spills.

Northwest Ships: Near Misses and Almost-Spills

Two dozen times when we avoided catastrophe, narrowly.

Which Washington Legislators Take the Most Coal, Oil, and Gas Money?

For fossil fuel companies, the winners are…

Fifty Years of Oil Spills in Washington’s Waters

What can the past tell us about the future?

Sightline on Kinder Morgan and Columbia River Energy Schemes

Recommended listening—and reading—on Northwest coal and oil plans.

How Tesoro Manipulates Washington State Politics

Oil company needs Gov. Inslee's blessing but spends big opposing him.

How Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton Made Oil Trains Less Safe

Are lives worth more than oil-by-rail industry costs?

Oil Trains: The Industry Speaks for Itself

A record of denial and deceit, in photos.

Regulating Coal Hazards in Seward, Alaska, and Beyond

What a coal terminal means for a community.