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

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.

Event: Oil Trains in Anacortes

Discussing the facts on oil trains in Skagit County.

Oil Train Explosions: A Timeline in Pictures

Ten explosions in two years, and no end in sight.

The Thin Green Line Grows Stronger

Seattle mayor's blow to Shell's Arctic plans is part of regional fight.

Six Pictures that Illustrate the Staggering Growth in Oil by Rail

Where does it come from, and where does it go?

More Headwinds for Coal Exports

Coal markets are looking less hospitable to US exports.

Coal, Oil, and Gas Spent $2 Million on Oregon Politics in 2014

A look at the fossil fuel industry's methods of buying influence.

Failure to Report

A pattern of secrecy by major oil train hauler puts public at risk.

What the Oso Landslide Teaches Us About Oil Trains

Landslides along Puget Sound rail lines pose serious risk.