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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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"The problem is not that we keep electing representatives who stink at compromising. Rather, our voting system fosters gridlock. The apples (politicians) are fine when they go in; the barrel itself (winner-take-all voting) makes them rot."
It’s tempting to blame politicians. If only Obama were warmer, he might be able to win over Republicans. If only Doug Ericksen weren’t captured by fossil fuel money, he would find a way for Washington...
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If all the oil-by-rail projects get developed, the Northwest would be on track to allow more oil flowing to domestic refineries than the Keystone XL pipeline. 
We are NOT a fossil fuel highway. We are the ‪#‎ThinGreenLine‬.
Environmentalists say that the Pacific Northwest is staring down a future of radical transformation. They're not specifically talking about climate change, though that's also a radical transformation we're currently staring down. They're talking about the industries that contribute to climate change and how they increasingly want to use this state as a thruway. The Sierra Club, Washington Environmental Council, and Climate Solutions hosted a tele...
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Don't miss this! Join Sightline Institute's Eric de Place THIS WEDNESDAY for a talk on the consequences of oil trains in Anacortes! See you there.
Lynchburg, VA, Derailment by Michael Cover (All rights reserved, used with permission.) In the past several months alone, North America has seen five major oil train derailments and explosions. Communities across the country, including along the West Coast, are...
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How New York boosted small donors. And how Seattle’s Honest Elections initiative could do it even better!
In the Northwest, as across the United States, political giving is an elite affair, heavily concentrated among one percenters and residents of affluent, white neighborhoods. Even in Seattle, which has more campaign participation than most...
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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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Don’t blame politicians. Blame our voting system.
It’s tempting to think of politics in terms of personality problems: if only Obama were warmer, he might be able to break through Congressional gridlock. If only Dino Rossi weren’t such a hard-nose, he wouldn’t...
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Exciting news! Due to slumping coal prices and declining demand, feds are now investigating the world's largest private coal company over mine clean-up insurance. This is what Beyond Coal looks like.
Big Coal's finances are in shambles. Stock prices have tanked. Wall Street has downgraded major coal company debt to junk status. And with both domestic and international coal sales slumping, the specter of a wave of major coal industry...
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Good news! The collapse in North Dakota oil drilling could spell trouble for oil-by-rail in the Northwest!
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Our elections are set up so that one part of the population rules over the rest. Now is the time to remedy this defect and achieve justice with fair voting and proportional representation!
If you put your money in a vending machine and punched in the number for trail mix, but it instead gave you a pack of gum, would you use that vending machine again? Unfortunately, voting...
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Sightline Institute is an independent, nonprofit sustainability think tank for the Pacific Northwest. Find all of our latest articles on our blog at daily.sightline.org.