Sightline’s policy director Eric de Place joined KBOO Community Radio‘s Barbara Bernstein this week to discuss how American communities are staying energized and fighting fossil fuels at the local level. Eric detailed how state and local power will play an increasingly important role in protecting regions like Cascadia from coal, oil, and gas projects. He also emphasized how this fossil-fuel resistance isn’t just occurring in the Pacific Northwest; local governments across the United States are overcoming challenges to protect themselves from volatile oil trains, widespread fracking, and offshore oil drilling.

“We have a tremendous opportunity if we can maintain the line of defense,” Eric stated. “We have all the power we need to chart a clean energy future in the Northwest and on the West Coast.”

Listen to the full interview from KBOO’s Locus Focus program below. And find out more information about the program here.