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

Why Big Coal Likes Gerrymandered Districts

A switch to district-only voting would be a win for coal in Whatcom County.

Sightline on Shell’s Presence in Oregon

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

Shell’s Rig is Headed to Portland

But the company—and its money—has been in Oregon for a long time

The Proposed Longview Refinery: Understanding the Basics

What we know and what we don’t about a curious project proposal.

Tacoma’s Ticking Time Bomb

How oil trains put residents—and their wallets—at risk.

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.