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Mon, 07/10/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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For the past decade numerous communities across the Northwest have defended a thin green line, stopping or delaying fossil fuel projects that would dramatically alter the fabric of this region. But the fight is far from over.

On this episode of Locus Focus, we talk again with Eric de Place, Policy Director for Sightline Institute in Seattle (who coined the phrase "thin green line" to describe the Northwest's stand against fossil fuel development) about Northwest communities that are still under immediate threat from dirty energy development.

Eric's recent report, NORTHWEST TARGETS: Communities Threatened by Coal, Oil and Gas was recently published on the Sightline website.

Eric de Place is a researcher, writer, speaker, and policy analyst and spearheads Sightline Institute’s work on energy policy. He is known as a leading expert on coal and oil export plans in the Pacific Northwest, and he is considered an authority on a range of issues connected to fossil fuel transport, including carbon emissions, local pollution, transportation system impacts, rail policy, and economics. He has researched and published more than two hundred articles, reports, and analyses on these proposals, and his work on fossil fuel transport is cited by regional and national news media outlets hundreds of times each year.

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