What about seismic risks?

The risk of potential damage to the pipeline from seismic ground activity is extremely low.  Part of the pipeline design process will include engaging seismic experts to identify fault lines in areas of the proposed pipeline route.  Once these areas are identified, pipeline engineers will incorporate special design features to mitigate any issues the fault could create (e.g. thicker walled pipe; strain gauges; extra padded material during construction). The pipeline would be designed and constructed to standards that withstand probable seismic events within any seismic risk zones in accordance with applicable federal and state regulations.