The Pacific Northwest has been overloaded by fossil fuel development proposals including at least six coal export terminals, more than a dozen oil-by-rail facilities, and numerous fracked gas and petrochemical projects. Together, these projects add as much as 100 million tons of coal per year, a million barrels of oil per day, and staggering volumes of methane gas.
Sightline policy director Eric de Place recently joined KEXP’s Diane Horn on Mind Over Matters to give an update on fossil fuel development projects in the Pacific Northwest and discuss his recent report that ranks the Northwest communities most threatened by the fossil fuel industry. Eric identifies the top communities at risk, describes the dirty energy projects at play, and explains how communities can use local land use laws to protect themselves from these projects.
Find this article interesting? Support more research like this with a year-end gift!