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New Report: How can we make sure that when polluters pay, money goes to the Washington communities that need it most?
If Washington finally stops giving fossil fuel polluters a free pass and starts making them pay for their pollution, the state will have some money to spend. Nothing makes friends like money to spend, so...
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In Seattle, 1/2 of political contributions come from .3% of the city's adult population.
Original Sightline Institute graphic, available under our free use policy. Original Sightline Institute graphic, available under our free use policy. ; Overwhelmingly, rich, white people who live in Seattle’s waterfront and view homes fund Seattle’s political candidates. That’s the...
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The Northwest could soon be seeing more than one million barrels of crude oil by rail per day—far more than the Keystone XL Pipeline would move.
Sightline is re-releasing a popular report: The Northwest’s Pipeline on Rails. It’s the most comprehensive regional analysis of plans to ship crude oil by train. This update includes important new information showing far greater increases...
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Tacoma is now the Northwest city most threatened by oil trains. 80,000 barrels per day of crude oil are permitted to travel into the heart of the city. It’s a risk so severe that a single accident would put many lives at risk and could bankrupt the city.
"Tacoma, WA, is now the Northwest city most threatened by #oiltrains." With no fanfare whatsoever, Tacoma has claimed a new, though dubious, distinction: it is now the Northwest city most threatened by oil trains.  As new...
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The Wenatchee wildfire continues to grow.
Monday rains provide some relief, but hot, dry conditions will challenge crews trying to get a handle on the flames that burned 24 structures, including homes.
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We are asking the Obama Administration to let the public know the truth about its secretive rulings, new exemptions to the crude oil export ban, and its intentions for America's energy future.
If the oil industry gets its way, the US will soon begin exporting tankers full of American crude to overseas markets. Although such shipments are for the most part illegal today, the Obama Administration is...
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Seattle should make single-family neighborhoods affordable for all people.
The Seattle Times published my op-ed on housing in Seattle’s single-family zones this morning. Here’s the slightly longer version I submitted: "The point of affordable housing is not the housing, it’s the people who will live...
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Let's Share Seattle: HALA is a huge step forward for affordable, equitable, and sustainable housing.
In the last ten months, Zillow says my house in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood has appreciated by more than $100,000. Seattle has about 135,000 houses like mine. The owners of every one of them have been...
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New crude oil trains report: One million barrels of oil a day and 100 oil trains a week will soon pass through the Northwest. 
Sightline is re-releasing a popular report: The Northwest’s Pipeline on Rails. It’s the most comprehensive regional analysis of plans to ship crude oil by train. This update includes important new information showing far greater increases...
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A major coal importer makes life even more difficult for US coal exporters.
South Korean flag Image by Nudimmud used under CC BY-SA 3.0 If you follow Northwest coal export issues, you've probably heard that China's demand for coal is sinking fast. Overall coal consumption in China fell a whopping 8...
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What is "self-bonding" and why will tighter regulations be a huge blow to the coal industry? Sightline explains:
In case you missed the news, coal industry stock prices took yet another tumble on Friday, with all four of the largest US coal companies---Arch Coal, Alpha Natural Resources, Cloud Peak Energy, and Peabody Energy---closing...
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