In the wake of Canada’s fiscally irresponsible and environmentally unsound Trans Mountain Pipeline purchase from Kinder Morgan, Sightline programs director Eric de Place and Sightline researcher Tarika Powell shared their expertise with radio stations KEXP and KBOO in recent weeks about various aspects of the ongoing Thin Green Line movement.
In his KEXP appearance, Eric discusses the Thin Green Line, a decade-long Pacific Northwest resistance movement against fossil fuel export proposals. The region is “pinned between these huge carbon fuel reserves in the center of the continent … and the world’s fastest growing energy markets in Asia,” Eric said.
While the movement has, in fact, seen many successes, the fight is nowhere near over. Eric discusses three projects the Thin Green Line will face soon. You can hear the interview in full in the embedded audio clip below:
On KBOO, Eric spoke mostly about tar sands oil via the Trans Mountain Pipeline and how that has the Pacific Northwest in its crosshairs. You can hear the full interview in the audio clip below:
Tarika’s appearance on KBOO focused specifically on Tacoma. After defeating a proposal for the world’s largest methanol refinery, the Port of Tacoma is again facing another proposal. This time, fracked gas—in the form of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility—knocks at the door. In her discussion, Tarika touches on the many impacts to marginalized and low-income communities next door to the project, and also delves into the hard science behind misconceptions about the proposed facility. Full interview below: