Next week, I’ll be in Bellingham at Western Washington University talking about the massive coal, oil, and gas export projects slated for sites throughout the Pacific Northwest—or, as we at Sightline have come to call our region, the Thin Green Line. It’s the place that stands between big energy companies’ inland fossil fuel stores and large Asian markets primed to burn these dirty fuels.
I’ll be hosted by the Border Policy Research Institute and Fairhaven College’s World Issues Forum. The event is free and open to the public, so bring a friend—perhaps someone who knows little about this issue—and I’ll see you there.
- “The Thin Green Line”: Presentation and Q&A with Sightline policy director Eric de Place
- Date & Time: Wednesday, October 1, 12-1:20 p.m.
- Location: Fairhaven College Auditorium at Western Washington University (map)
- Tickets: Free & open to the public
Thanks for sounding the alarm on these projects. To limit rapid warming large amounts of carbon must be left in the ground. American oil, coal and gas should be saved for the future or left in the ground. This needs to stated simply and directly starting with government owned resources like Powder River government coal and deepwater Gulf oil.