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: The Thin Green Line in Tacoma

Standing up to oil trains in the City of Destiny.

Washington State Has Forgotten Its Own BP Oil Spill

Remembering when the Nestucca disaster left our shores “to cleanse themselves.”

What Oil Trains Threaten in Grays Harbor

Crude-by-rail terminals could mean steep costs to the local ecology.

Why Northwest Doctors Oppose Oil-by-Rail Development

Physicians for Social Responsibility examines the medical research.

Event: Washington’s Fight Against Coal & Oil

Learn more about Washington's frontline fossil fuel fight.

What Montana’s Tongue River Railroad Means for Coal Export

A coal market analysis riddled with factual errors boosts the industry’s export schemes.

The Thin Green Line Is Stopping Coal and Oil in Their Tracks

Northwest communities have won key battles. Can they win the war?

Video: Spokane Coal and Oil

Your 101 course on coal exports and oil trains.

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.