What is the purpose of pipeline open houses?

The FERC pre-filing process is a collaborative process, and one of the first opportunities that interested parties have to learn more about the project is during our open house meetings. These meetings are designed to facilitate a dialogue between the landowner and the pipeline company, allowing the landowner to point out information or express feedback that can ultimately affect the pipeline route. It is also a chance for the Williams team to gather additional information on potential issues that may exist within the study corridor so that we can identify solutions to those issues in our pipeline design. To date, such feedback has resulted in changes to more than 30 percent of the original pipeline alignment.