Before pipelines can be constructed and come online, they often require a host of permitting services and environmental studies.
SWCA was hired to provide input on routing and pre-construction delineations of wetlands and waters of the U.S., cultural resource surveys, and threatened and endangered species assessments for a natural gas liquids pipeline stretching 720 miles to connect wells in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale formation to fractionation plants along the Texas Gulf Coast.
Tucked in a deep valley in Washington state’s Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and bordering the Glacier Peak Wilderness sits tiny Holden Village, a community and retreat center and an inspiring place to renew and connect with nature. It is also the site of the old Holden Mine that left behind 8 million tons of tailings from copper extracting operations.
The site underwent a five-year remediation effort to put nature back in place, with the goal of the cleanup to protect public health, welfare, and the environment from actual or threatened releases of hazardous substances.
The desert southwest is undergoing substantial growth, and with it, there’s an increasing demand for energy.
The Southline Transmission project was proposed as a solution to both strengthen the regional transmission grid, and facilitate the development of renewable energy projects in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.