Sightline Institute is available to help the media in any way we can. Our researchers and communications team can provide commentary, interviews, story ideas, background information, or serve as expert sources. We work on a range of topics in the northwest, from climate policy and energy use to population and human health. If we can’t comment on an issue ourselves, chances are we know someone who can.

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Media Contact:

Serena Larkin, Senior Communications Associate
206-447-1880 x 111, serena [at] sightline [dot] org

Keiko Budech, Communications Associate
206-447-1880 x 114, keiko [at] sightline [dot] org


Clark Williams-Derry, Director of Energy Finance
Expertise: Coal Finance, Land Use & Transportation

Eric de Place, Policy Director
Expertise: Climate Policy, Coal Exports, Oil Trains

Anna Fahey, Senior Communications Strategist
Expertise: Climate Change Messaging

Kristin Eberhard, Senior Researcher
Expertise: Climate Policy, Carbon Pricing, Governance

Dan Bertolet, Senior Researcher
Expertise: Housing, Urban Planning, Urbanism

Alan Durning, Executive Director
Expertise: Climate Policy, Housing and Parking Regulations, Democracy Reform

Recent Press Releases

  • Study: Third Wave of Fuel Projects Targets Pacific Northwest

    Cousins to coal export and oil-by-rail projects, fracked fuel and petrochemical proposals gets its first regional review.
    February 18, 2016

    For Immediate Release: February 18, 2016 Contact:          Eric de Place, [email protected], 206-447-1880 x105 SEATTLE, WA—Eight proposals in Oregon and Washington would build new refineries, pipelines, and port facilities to export fracked fuels and petrochemicals in very large quantities. These projects are a previously unexamined third wave in Northwest fossil fuel infrastructure development plans, following on […]

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  • Ending the Crude Oil Export Ban Will Have Steep Consequences for Pacific Northwest

    Energy projects in the region will need to redo their reviews under a post-ban scenario.
    December 16, 2015

    For Immediate Release: December 16, 2015 Contact: Eric de Place, [email protected], 206-447-1880 x105 The end of the oil export ban could be a game-changer for the Northwest. The dismantling of a 40-year-old national policy to support energy independence could trigger a tsunami of crude oil moved by train or pipeline, increasing the risks of local fires […]

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  • Northwest Oil Train Terminals Could Grow Tar Sands Even Without Keystone

    New report shows controversial facilities would boost oil extraction and climate-warming pollution.
    November 12, 2015

    For Immediate Release: November 12, 2015 Contact: Eric de Place, [email protected], 206-447-1880 x105 Last week, President Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, a strong stand for climate protection. Yet a new report shows that the oil industry still intends to use massive oil-by-rail terminals proposed in the Pacific Northwest to move their product to market. […]

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