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: 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.

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.