Latest Press Releases

  • 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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  • D+ in government accountability?

    New Sightline research shows 1464 would do better for WA.
    October 12, 2016

    For Immediate Release: October 12, 2016 Contact:          Serena Larkin, [email protected] The Center for Public Integrity gives Washington State a dismal D+ in government accountability. But a measure before state’s voters this fall could change that. A new series of articles by think tank Sightline Institute describes how the Washington Government Accountability Act, I-1464, would: Rein […]

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  • Major Northwest Environmental Firm Backs Oil Train and Petrochemical Development

    EnviroIssues promotes oil and gas projects, at odds with its reputation.
    June 9, 2016

    For Immediate Release: June 9, 2016 Contact:          Eric de Place, [email protected], 206-447-1880 x105 SEATTLE, WA—A prominent Seattle-based public affairs firm with a green reputation has in fact worked to advance some of the Pacific Northwest’s most controversial oil and gas projects, according to newly published research from Sightline Institute. EnviroIssues has worked to shepherd through […]

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  • Company Backing Grays Harbor Oil Terminal Has Troubled History

    Westway’s proposed project could threaten area fishing and tourism.
    May 24, 2016

    For Immediate Release: May 24, 2016 Contact:          Eric de Place, [email protected], 206-447-1880 x105 GRAYS HARBOR, WA—Gloomy financial prospects, a poor safety record, and community distrust dog Westway, the company proposing to develop a massive oil shipping facility at the Port of Grays Harbor, Washington. A new report from Sightline Institute shows that the Louisiana-based company […]

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  • Study: Third Wave of Fuel Projects Targets Pacific Northwest

    Cousins to coal export and oil-by-rail projects, fracked fuel and petrochemical proposals gets its first regional review.
    February 18, 2016

    For Immediate Release: February 18, 2016 Contact:          Eric de Place, [email protected], 206-447-1880 x105 SEATTLE, WA—Eight proposals in Oregon and Washington would build new refineries, pipelines, and port facilities to export fracked fuels and petrochemicals in very large quantities. These projects are a previously unexamined third wave in Northwest fossil fuel infrastructure development plans, following on […]

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  • Ending the Crude Oil Export Ban Will Have Steep Consequences for Pacific Northwest

    Energy projects in the region will need to redo their reviews under a post-ban scenario.
    December 16, 2015

    For Immediate Release: December 16, 2015 Contact: Eric de Place, [email protected], 206-447-1880 x105 The end of the oil export ban could be a game-changer for the Northwest. The dismantling of a 40-year-old national policy to support energy independence could trigger a tsunami of crude oil moved by train or pipeline, increasing the risks of local fires […]

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  • Northwest Oil Train Terminals Could Grow Tar Sands Even Without Keystone

    New report shows controversial facilities would boost oil extraction and climate-warming pollution.
    November 12, 2015

    For Immediate Release: November 12, 2015 Contact: Eric de Place, [email protected], 206-447-1880 x105 Last week, President Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, a strong stand for climate protection. Yet a new report shows that the oil industry still intends to use massive oil-by-rail terminals proposed in the Pacific Northwest to move their product to market. […]

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  • Report: Where Do Pollution, Poverty, and Race Come Together in Washington State?

    Sightline Institute outlines best methods for identifying highly-impacted communities.
    August 3, 2015

    For Immediate Release: August 3, 2015 Contact: Serena Larkin, [email protected], 206-447-1880 x111 SEATTLE // In Washington state and across America, communities of color and low-income neighborhoods are more likely to be exposed to air pollution and toxic chemicals, even while they often have fewer resources to respond to their harmful impacts. As Washington Governor Jay […]

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