Sightline Institute is available to help the media in any way we can. Our researchers and communications team can provide commentary, interviews, story ideas, background information, or serve as expert sources. We work on a range of topics in the northwest, from climate policy and energy use to population and human health. If we can’t comment on an issue ourselves, chances are we know someone who can.

Skip to our latest press releases>>

Media and Editorial Inquiries:

Steph Routh, Strategic Communications Manager
[email protected]


Dan Bertolet, Senior Researcher
Expertise: Housing, Urban Planning, Urbanism

Anna Fahey, Senior Director, Strategic Communications & Campaigns
Expertise: Issue Messaging on Climate, Housing, Democracy

Alan Durning, Executive Director
Expertise: Climate Policy, Housing and Parking Regulations, Democracy Reform

Recent Press Releases

  • August 16 Is a Big Day for Alaska Voters (with Infographics)

    Ranked choice voting gets its Alaskan debut this month.
    August 1, 2022

    For Immediate Release: August 1, 2022 Media Contacts: Jeannette Lee, Sightline Institute, Senior Researcher & Alaska Lead [email protected], Twitter @JLee907 ANCHORAGE, AK – Ranked choice voting gets its Alaskan debut this month with the special general election. The same ballot will hold both the regular midterm primary election and special general election. The winner of […]

    Read more »
  • New Report Documents Ten Years of Scrapped Fossil Fuel Projects in Cascadia

    Sightline Institute’s findings describe the trend of 40 thwarted fossil fuel export projects from 55 planned in the region, leaving 6 completed and 9 not yet canceled.
    June 1, 2022

    For Immediate Release: June 1, 2022 Media Contacts: Emily Moore, Sightline Institute, Senior Researcher 206-447-1880 x128, [email protected] Steph Routh, Sightline Institute, Strategic Communications Manager 971-506-8385, [email protected] SEATTLE, WA – Over the past decade, fossil fuel interests proposed dozens of coal, oil, and gas export facilities for the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. Though […]

    Read more »
  • Poll: Strong Majority of Washingtonians Support Middle Housing Options

    New statewide polling finds fully 61% of voters in Washington state support legislation to expand housing types, with 41% strongly supporting.
    February 4, 2022

    For immediate release: February 4, 2022  Contact: Anna Fahey Senior Director, Communications and Campaigns [email protected], 206-447-1880 x116  Olympia, WA — Three-fifths (61%) of voters in Washington state support legislation that would update zoning to allow more housing types across the state, with two-fifths (41%) expressing they support the law strongly, according to new polling completed […]

    Read more »