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, Deputy Director
Expertise: Land Use & Transportation, Coal Finance

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

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

Sightline in the News

Recent Press Releases

  • 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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  • Report: Where Do Pollution, Poverty, and Race Come Together in Washington State?

    Sightline Institute outlines best methods for identifying highly-impacted communities.
    August 3, 2015

    For Immediate Release: August 3, 2015 Contact: Serena Larkin, [email protected], 206-447-1880 x111 SEATTLE // In Washington state and across America, communities of color and low-income neighborhoods are more likely to be exposed to air pollution and toxic chemicals, even while they often have fewer resources to respond to their harmful impacts. As Washington Governor Jay […]

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