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

Five Keystone XLs: The Carbon in Northwest Fossil Fuel Export Plans

A new Sightline report tallies the emissions in coal, oil, and gas projects.

“If We Cannot Escape, Neither Will the Coal”

Northwest Tribes and First Nations block fossil fuel exports.

EVENTS: Coal & Oil Trains in Bellingham, Everett

Two public panel discussions on Northwest fossil fuel exports.

Warren Buffett Really Likes Oil Trains

Despite the explosions.

Proposed Oil Train Rules: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

What new federal standards will do and what they won't.

Video: The Northwest’s “Bomb Trains”

VICE News takes an in-depth look at oil trains running through Cascadia.

Oil Train Derails in Seattle

Loaded train off the rails under Magnolia Bridge.

A Move to Ban the Most Dangerous Oil Trains

Environmental law group petitions regulators to follow safety recommendations.

Industry To Feds: We Will Keep Using Old Unsafe Tank Cars For Three More Years, or Longer If We Feel Like It

Ignoring safety reports, oil train industry tries to roll regulators.

The Dirt on Tesoro

A new report shows Tesoro is a bad neighbor to Northwest communities.