How do you minimize environmental impacts?

Williams works very hard to minimize impacts to landowners and the environment. Williams sites pipeline corridors within or adjacent to existing utility corridors, when practical, to minimize environmental disturbances.  During the analysis of potential pipeline routes, extra effort is taken to identify sensitive areas of ecological or historic significance. Teams of field scientists, archaeologists and biologists conduct detailed environmental surveys and evaluations of potential study corridors; searching for threatened or endangered species; sensitive wildlife and vegetation habitats; wetlands and water bodies; and areas of archaeological significance.