Sightline Project

Northwest Coal & Oil Exports

The Pacific Northwest stands as a “thin green line” between some of the dirtiest coal, oil, and gas deposits in North America, and the most energy-hungry economies in the world. Major oil and coal companies are using their money and influence to try to move their dirty, dangerous wares through our communities—hoping to reap massive profits, while leaving us to deal with the risks and cleanup costs.

Coal Exports

Oil Trains

Posts on Northwest Coal & Oil Exports

South Korea to Boost Its Coal Tax

Major importer makes life even more difficult for US coal exporters.

Sightline Sues Obama Administration over Crude Oil Exports and Illegal Secrecy

Moving forward on our unanswered FOIA request from February.

Events: Oil Trains in Spokane, WA, and Sandpoint, ID

What the onslaught of coal and oil trains means for area residents.

An Explainer: Coal Mine Cleanup and “Self-Bonds”

Why cleanup liabilities are pummeling coal stocks.

Sightline on Shell’s Presence in Seattle

Listen to a conversation on the Northwest's role in Arctic drilling.

Ridley’s Coal Exports: A Terminal Illness?

Dismal financial results for BC's coal export terminal.

Feds to Investigate Coal Mine Cleanup Program

In financial trouble, Big Coal exploits a loophole to save on mine cleanup insurance.

Low Oil Prices = Less Oil Drilling

The collapse in North Dakota oil drilling could spell trouble for oil-by-rail in the Northwest.

Event: Coastal Washington, the Oil Industry’s Sacrifice Zone

I'll join Grays Harbor area leaders for a free community forum on oil trains.

How Shell Manipulates Washington State Politics

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