How and why Oregon and Washington should follow British Columbia's lead and start cashing in on carbon pollution.
The facts on coal exports, oil trains, and the real costs of these schemes for our region and climate.
What Cascadia is doing to make polluters pay.
This series explores the local costs of ocean acidification –the process by which water absorbs too much carbon pollution, becoming more corrosive.
Why the Northwest coal export proposals are proving an increasingly shaky investment for their backers.
Methanol, LNG, propane-by-rail, and xylene schemes—cousins to coal and oil export projects—get a close review of their costs and risks to the Northwest’s water and air.
How partisan wrangling over the election process could have Big Coal implications for residents of Whatcom County.
What an oil spill from the region's ballooning oil shipping industry would mean for Northwest waterways.
A comprehensive look at the nearly one dozen plans that have emerged since 2012 to ship crude oil by train to Northwest refineries and port terminals.
Outing purported "green" professionals for their contradictory work pushing Northwest coal and oil exports.
Selections from our carbon pricing research to get you up to speed.
Following global progress to put a meaningful price on climate-warming carbon pollution.
Analysis of the US Department of Energy's national and regional quarterly coal export data.
How coal and oil trains will disrupt vehicle and rail traffic across Northwest communities.
Giving away millions to the state’s oil industry every year is hard to understand.
Investments in clean energy and green jobs are 3-in-1 solutions. They turn big challenges---energy, climate change, and the economy---into big opportunities for families and businesses in our communities. This blog series delves into what green-collar jobs are and seeks out programs in the Northwest working to create more.
Some of the smartest, most innovative solutions for a sustainable Northwest are, at present, simply illegal. This Sightline series puts the spotlight on cases where we can make sustainability legal by changing existing regulations and developing pragmatic money-saving proposals.
How putting a price on carbon pollution could benefit communities across the Northwest.
By investing in efficiency and conservation measures, clean energy, smart climate policy, and green-collar jobs, we can find hope in our economic crisis.
Climate change does not affect everyone equally. This Sightline blog series explores ways to help ensure climate change is addressed fairly.
How well-designed carbon pricing systems defy would-be market manipulators.
The Cascadia Scorecard is Sightline's annual state-of-the region report. This series includes the latest updates to the project.
Whats good, bad, and missing from the Western Climate Initiative's 2008 draft proposal?
EHB 2561, a bill to retrofit school buildings and put energy savings toward education, passed the legislature and is now on its way to the people for a vote.
How Washington's 2010 initiative 1053 was not only undemocratic and unconstitutional, but downright unfair.
Hazardous and volatile oil rail cars put the public at risk.
The financial risks of radically under-insured and severely dangerous oil train derailments.
The Thin Green Line grows stronger.
What coal dust means for human health in Northwest communities.
Sightline investigates fiery oil train derailments that are all-too-common and incredibly destructive.