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

  • 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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  • Company Backing Grays Harbor Oil Terminal Has Troubled History

    Westway’s proposed project could threaten area fishing and tourism.
    May 24, 2016

    For Immediate Release: May 24, 2016 Contact:          Eric de Place, [email protected], 206-447-1880 x105 GRAYS HARBOR, WA—Gloomy financial prospects, a poor safety record, and community distrust dog Westway, the company proposing to develop a massive oil shipping facility at the Port of Grays Harbor, Washington. A new report from Sightline Institute shows that the Louisiana-based company […]

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  • 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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