Latest 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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  • From Tiny Homes to Fourplexes and Beyond: Major Portland Zoning Reforms Take Effect

    July 30, 2021

    More homebuilding options are legal beginning August 1, but what’s likely to actually get built? Contacts: Michael Andersen, Sightline Institute, senior researcher, [email protected], 503.333.7824 Steph Routh, Sightline Institute, strategic communications manager, [email protected], 971.506.8385 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (July 30, 2021) PORTLAND – As of this Sunday, Oregon’s largest city is also the largest in the United […]

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  • New Report Assesses Risk of Coal Mine Closure

    Sightline Institute’s newly released model ranks coal mines for risk of closure in Wyoming and Montana’s Powder River Basin
    May 11, 2021

    Sightline Institute’s newly released model ranks coal mines for risk of closure in Wyoming and Montana’s Powder River Basin Contacts: Dan Cohn, Sightline Institute, researcher, [email protected]; Steph Routh, Sightline Institute, strategic communications manager, [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (May 11, 2021) Wyoming and Montana’s Powder River Basin has long been the country’s most productive coal mining region, but its position as the cornerstone […]

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  • IN-DEPTH STATE-BY-STATE VOTE-BY-MAIL GUIDES

    Sightline's new step-by-step guidelines for successful vote-by-mail preparation in the face of COVID-19
    July 23, 2020

    Vote by Mail and elections systems expert and seasoned public speaker Kristin Eberhard available for press appearances and background. Contact: Anna Fahey, 206.447.1880 x 116, Text: 206.650.2630, [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Elections administrators are on the front lines of the country’s coronavirus response as they prepare for record volumes of mail-out and absentee ballots. Sightline […]

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  • Oregon Legislature Passes Historic Statewide US Affordability Measure

    July 1, 2019

    Historic, first-in-US, state-wide affordability measure to allow missing middle homes cleared both House and Senate with wide bipartisan majorities. Oregon Legislature Legalizes Duplexes, Triplexes, and Fourplexes State-Wide Bipartisan cooperation on affordability—on the heels of partisan climate standoff Oregon’s housing affordability measure, HB 2001, passed the House two weeks ago by 43-16, with two-thirds of both […]

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  • New Interactive Map & Report: Coal, Oil, & Gas Schemes in the Pacific Northwest

    Sightline Institute publishes a comprehensive overview of fossil fuel designs on Cascadia.
    June 20, 2017

    Contact: Eric de Place, [email protected], 206-447-1880 x105 The Lower Columbia River region is more threatened by fossil fuel development schemes than any other place in the Northwest, according to a new report from Sightline Institute that ranks locations throughout the region on their vulnerability to these developments. The report, “Northwest Targets,” provides risk assessments for […]

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  • Seattle Children Zoned Out of High-Quality Classrooms

    Loosening single-family zoning restrictions could help dismantle structural school segregation across the city.
    May 19, 2017

    Contact:         Serena Larkin, [email protected], 206-447-1880 x111 Seattle Children Zoned Out of High-Quality Classrooms Loosening single-family zoning restrictions could help dismantle structural school segregation across the city. Single-family zoning rules in Seattle restrict fully 72 percent of land in the attendance areas of the city’s 13 top-rated, non-option, public elementary schools. That’s according to new research from […]

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  • Maps: The 20 LNG Proposals Vying for BC’s Shores

    A new Sightline report details the potential for liquefied natural gas to take hold in British Columbia.
    March 8, 2017

    For immediate release: March 8, 2017 Contact:          Tarika Powell, [email protected], 206-447-1880 x109 Even as BC’s LNG ‘gold rush’ goes bust, these 20 proposed projects still want in New report maps the would-be LNG exporters lured by the province’s promises of support. Over the past several years, British Columbia has seen an onslaught of proposals for […]

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