Last week I gave a talk at Western Washington University about the massive coal, oil, and gas export projects slated for sites throughout the Pacific Northwest. Over the course of about 45 minutes I explored the changes confronting this region, as well as some of the opportunities we have to act as a sort of Thin Green Line standing between fossil fuel deposits and the world’s most voracious energy markets.
Thanks again to the Border Policy Research Institute and Fairhaven College’s World Issues Forum for putting on the event, and thanks to everyone who attended for sharing such insightful questions.
Wow! I had wanted to attend but couldn’t get over to WWU that day. I am so glad you put this up on your site. Eric has done a phenomenal job of framing the key issues and the disastrous consequences for the region if these policies and practices are allowed to go ahead. The comparison to the Keystone pipeline impact is terrifying. You need to clone this guy.