The Williams company is leading the way on something we can rightly call pipeline environmentalism, the linking of the infrastructure to conservation.
The Williams company, of course, is a pipeline developer and operator. It also maintains an on-line newsletter/blog called PipeUp to report on the progress of activities in which the company is involved. The latest post included two stories that caught my attention. Together, they exhibit what I’d describe as a new industry discipline that can be described as pipeline environmentalism. It is the threading of conservation efforts with pipeline infrastructure development. It makes complete sense and Williams is a champion for it.
The first story is about Williams being featured in a new book that describes some of this pipeline environmentalism:
A new book highlighting innovative best practices in environmental conservation includes a case study on Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise Environmental Stewardship Program.
Titled ‘ The Science of Strategic Conservation,’ the book is co-authored by Will Allen, Vice President, Conservation Services as well as Director of the Conservation Fund’s Strategic Conservation Planning program, and Kent Messer, Unidel H. Cosgrove Professor and Director of the Center for Experimental & Applied Economics at the University of Delaware.