New research from Sightline Institute
Hi there Northwest fossil fuel fighters,
It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update on Sightline’s research, and we’ve published a few gems recently that I suspect many of you will enjoy.
First, a pair of post-election analyses, one on the influence of coal money in Whatcom County and the other on the growing importance of elected port officials:
- Whatcom County, WA, Hands Coal a Sack of No: Big Coal’s gerrymandering scheme mostly thwarted. (By Kristin Eberhard)
- Port Commissioner: The Race We Can No Longer Afford to Ignore: What the 2015 election means for Northwest coal and oil fights. (By Eric de Place and Nick Abraham)
Next, a pair of examinations of the deteriorating conditions for would-be coal exporters:
- Coal Exports and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week: Would-be coal exporters deal with a torrent of terrible news. (By Clark Williams-Derry)
Cloud Peak’s Coal Exports: The Red Ink Keeps Flowing: Blocking coal ports prevented a financial disaster for Big Coal. (By Clark Williams-Derry)Then, a second set of infographics that distill key findings from research reports on the risk of oil in Grays Harbor:· The High Costs of a Grays Harbor Oil Spill, Part 2: Oil shipments jeopardize millions of dollars in tourism and fishing revenues for the bay. (By Tarika Powell)Finally, for those tired of reading, a 45-minute radio segment on the latest developments in the Northwest:· Sightline on Exxon, Climate Denialism, and Portland’s Role in the Thin Green Line: Listen to an in-depth conversation on the Northwest's fight against fossil fuels. (By Eric de Place and Nick Abraham)Happy Tuesday!Eric de Place | Policy DirectorSightline Institute | 1402 Third Avenue, Suite 500 | Seattle, WA 98101
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