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

Sightline in the News

Recent Press Releases

  • Maps: The 20 LNG Proposals Vying for BC’s Shores

    A new Sightline report details the potential for liquefied natural gas to take hold in British Columbia.
    March 8, 2017

    For immediate release: March 8, 2017 Contact:          Tarika Powell, [email protected], 206-447-1880 x109 Even as BC’s LNG ‘gold rush’ goes bust, these 20 proposed projects still want in New report maps the would-be LNG exporters lured by the province’s promises of support. Over the past several years, British Columbia has seen an onslaught of proposals for […]

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  • D+ in government accountability?

    New Sightline research shows 1464 would do better for WA.
    October 12, 2016

    For Immediate Release: October 12, 2016 Contact:          Serena Larkin, [email protected] The Center for Public Integrity gives Washington State a dismal D+ in government accountability. But a measure before state’s voters this fall could change that. A new series of articles by think tank Sightline Institute describes how the Washington Government Accountability Act, I-1464, would: Rein […]

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  • Major Northwest Environmental Firm Backs Oil Train and Petrochemical Development

    EnviroIssues promotes oil and gas projects, at odds with its reputation.
    June 9, 2016

    For Immediate Release: June 9, 2016 Contact:          Eric de Place, [email protected], 206-447-1880 x105 SEATTLE, WA—A prominent Seattle-based public affairs firm with a green reputation has in fact worked to advance some of the Pacific Northwest’s most controversial oil and gas projects, according to newly published research from Sightline Institute. EnviroIssues has worked to shepherd through […]

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