Williams works with Pennsylvania to protect rare species of woodrat

Williams works with Pennsylvania to protect rare species of woodrat

A peculiar rock structure on Williams’ pipeline right of way in Northumberland County, Pa., is helping to protect a rare species of woodrat. Williams partnered with the Pennsylvania Game Commission to help protect the Allegheny woodrat, a threatened species once considered a common resident of Pennsylvania’s mountains. During right of way restoration work associated with … Continue reading Williams works with Pennsylvania to protect rare species of woodrat

Public, private partners celebrate acreage addition to Pennsylvania’s newest national wildlife refuge

Public, private partners celebrate acreage addition to Pennsylvania’s newest national wildlife refuge

Williams representatives participated in a special event Sept. 3 at the Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge celebrating the completion of a historic project conserving 4,350 acres of important wildlife habitat and increasing public recreational access in Eastern Pennsylvania. The company joined federal, state, local and private partners who gathered to applaud the multi-year effort that has … Continue reading Public, private partners celebrate acreage addition to Pennsylvania’s newest national wildlife refuge

Environmental partnership enhances Texas Wildlife Management Area

Environmental partnership enhances Texas Wildlife Management Area

It is daybreak at the Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and the excitement of a new day is palpable through the animated sound of hundreds of waterfowl as they break the sleepy morning silence. Sounds – that a few years ago – were disappearing due to the loss the emergent marshes and bottom-land hardwood … Continue reading Environmental partnership enhances Texas Wildlife Management Area

Williams CEO applauds EPA Clean Water Act 401 guidance

Williams CEO applauds EPA Clean Water Act 401 guidance

On June 7 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released guidance on Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) that provides recommendations to clarify and streamline the 401 certification process and to promote greater investment in and certainty for national infrastructure projects while continuing to protect local water quality. Williams President and CEO Alan Armstrong says … Continue reading Williams CEO applauds EPA Clean Water Act 401 guidance

Nature study affirms climate benefits of increased natural gas usage

Nature study affirms climate benefits of increased natural gas usage

The increased use of natural gas in electricity generation contributes to long-term “climate stabilization objectives,” according to a new study published in Nature. “We found that the coal-to-gas shift is consistent with climate stabilization objectives for the next 50-100 years. Our finding is robust under a range of leakage rates and uncertainties in emissions data and … Continue reading Nature study affirms climate benefits of increased natural gas usage

Natural gas infrastructure to play integral role in U.S. transition to a lower-carbon economy

Natural gas infrastructure to play integral role in U.S. transition to a lower-carbon economy

Natural gas will remain a significant contributor to the energy portfolio and to economic growth in the United States over the next two decades, playing a key role in meeting low-carbon goals, a new study commissioned by the INGAA Foundation finds. Conducted by Black & Veatch Management Consulting, the report, “The Role of Natural Gas … Continue reading Natural gas infrastructure to play integral role in U.S. transition to a lower-carbon economy

Williams partners with Pennsylvania Game Commission to improve bird habitat

Williams partners with Pennsylvania Game Commission to improve bird habitat

Williams recently participated in a cooperative effort between the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Ruffed Grouse Society, Chief Oil & Gas, and Energy Transfer Partners to improve grouse and woodcock habitat on State Game Lands 12 and 36 in Franklin Township, Bradford County. The effort is the third and final phase of the 107-acre “Roughneck Aspen Management … Continue reading Williams partners with Pennsylvania Game Commission to improve bird habitat

Increased gas use prevented 95 million tons of CO2 emissions in 2018

Increased gas use prevented 95 million tons of CO2 emissions in 2018

Increased global natural gas utilization has prevented 95 million tons of CO2 emissions in 2018, according to a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report. Although global energy emissions increased 1.7 percent in 2018, without an increase in global natural gas consumption, “the increase in emissions would have been more than 15 percent greater.” According to … Continue reading Increased gas use prevented 95 million tons of CO2 emissions in 2018

Pipeline maintenance leads to stream restoration

Pipeline maintenance leads to stream restoration

While conducting maintenance on our Northwest Pipeline in Washington in 2017, Williams had the opportunity to participate in a restoration project for a tributary of Walter Creek. Today, water flows and fish swim in what used to be a barren creek bed. The Walker Creek Tributary Stream Restoration Project in Skagit County, Washington repaired a … Continue reading Pipeline maintenance leads to stream restoration

Draft report shows CO2 emissions continue to fall as natural gas production climbs

Draft report shows CO2 emissions continue to fall as natural gas production climbs

The Environmental Protection Agency’s draft 2019 greenhouse gas inventory (GHGI) shows that greenhouse gas emissions dropped significantly from 2005 to 2017, even as U.S. natural gas production reached record highs. The draft GHGI data shows total U.S. CO2 decreased approximately 14%, while methane emissions have fallen more than 4% since 2005. It is noteworthy that U.S. … Continue reading Draft report shows CO2 emissions continue to fall as natural gas production climbs

More pipelines make fight against climate change more effective

More pipelines make fight against climate change more effective

The Regulatory Review, a publication of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, published an article outlining how more pipelines and electricity transmission lines would make the fight against climate change more effective. Author Richard J. Pierce, Jr., of George Washington University Law School writes that it is impossible to engage in effective mitigation of climate … Continue reading More pipelines make fight against climate change more effective