SEATTLE — The Lower Columbia River region is the site for more fossil fuel development schemes than any other place in the Northwest, according to a new report from Sightline Institute that ranks locations throughout the region on their vulnerability to these developments.

The report, “Northwest Targets,” also provides risk assessments for Coos Bay, Boardman, Astoria, and Vancouver, Washington, all places that have faced coal, oil, gas and petrochemical infrastructure proposals.

Sightline is also releasing the first comprehensive map of all fossil fuel projects active, proposed, and dead throughout Cascadia.

The Thin Green Line map can be viewed at and the report is at

“Northwest communities face real and imminent threats from the fossil fuel industry,” says Eric de Place, report author and policy director for Sightline Institute. “But the last several years have shown decisively that the people of Cascadia can stand up against dirty energy developments—and when they do, they win.”

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