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.

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Media and Editorial Inquiries:

Serena Larkin, Editorial Director


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

Sightline in the News

Recent Press Releases

  • WA Legislators Take Up Housing Shortage as 2023 Session Priority

    Sightline Institute explains several key bills addressing middle housing, transit-oriented development, and parking mandates.
    January 19, 2023

    For Release: January 19, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT: Dan Bertolet, Director, Housing and Urbanism Program, Sightline Institute,   OLYMPIA, WA – Washington’s housing shortage and soaring housing costs have leaders throughout the state eager to develop and deploy solutions. The state’s Department of Commerce estimates Washington needs one million new homes within the next 20 years […]

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  • OR, WA, and BC Must Invest Beyond Gas

    New analyses by Sightline Institute describe the region’s potential for neighborhood-wide networks of ground source heat pumps (“GeoNetworks”) and the need to stop subsidizing new gas pipe infrastructure.
    January 18, 2023

    For Release: January 18, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT: Emily Moore, Director, Climate and Energy Program, Sightline Institute,   SEATTLE, WA – As public concern grows over the health dangers of gas appliances in homes and the impacts of climate-warming fuels on their economies, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia should look to a future energy system that […]

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  • Report: Unplanned Oil Refinery Closures Cost Communities Big

    Thousands of jobs, millions of tax dollars, delayed or avoided site cleanups: lessons from seven US communities should urge WA leaders to plan ahead.
    December 1, 2022

    MEDIA CONTACT: Emily Moore,   Since 2019 seven oil refineries have closed across the United States, almost all without warning, leading to the loss of more than 3,400 high-paying jobs and $21 million in forgone tax revenue annually in the communities that hosted them. At the same time, most of the oil companies that own […]

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