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:

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

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Gov. Inslee Prioritizes “Missing Middle” Homes for WA

    Governor Inslee formally announces his request bill to address the housing shortage by restoring the full range of home types.
    December 15, 2021

    Contact: Anna Fahey, senior director, communications and campaigns, [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—DECEMBER 15, 2021 OLYMPIA—Washington state soon will have the opportunity to become a national leader in the growing movement to end exclusionary zoning, pervasive local laws that ban mid-sized home types like duplexes, fourplexes, and townhouses. A new bill, prioritized by Governor Jay Inslee […]

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