Examples of Work Supported by CAES
The Mountain Valley Pipeline is a new, interstate natural gas pipeline spanning 303 miles from southern Virginia to northwestern West Virginia that would cross hundreds of streams and wetlands. Mountain Advocates worked with CHANGE Environmental to evaluate the cost assumptions behind these waterbody crossings, and worked with Downstream Strategies to evaluate the water quality impacts of the dry-ditch open-cut methods proposed for hundreds of the MVP stream crossings.
In Ohio, Energy Storage Ventures would like to create three underground caverns for the storage of natural gas liquids. The Buckeye Environmental Network retained PSE Healthy Energy to review the solution mining permit applications, and found numerous technical deficiencies, including a failure to account for catastrophic accidents; a failure to characterize local geology and hydrology; an inaccurate characterization of the proposed injection fluid; and a general failure to meet American Petroleum Institute best practices for this kind of project.