Pipelines and Conserved Lands
Instructors: Tom Gilbert, Jennifer Danis, Chris Miller, Jeff Swinehart
Energy infrastructure is the new sprawl and a major threat to preserved lands. Several regions of the country are facing a proliferation of gas pipelines that often target preserved lands. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the primary federal agency that reviews pipelines, and confers the power of eminent domain that pipeline developers can use to seize preserved lands. Learn how land trusts are fighting to protect preserved lands from interstate gas pipelines and what you can do if the energy companies come knocking. Join Jennifer Danis, staff attorney at Columbia University Law Clinic, Tom Gilbert of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, Chris Miller of the Piedmont Environmental Council and Jeff Swinehart of the Lancaster Farmland Trust as they discuss their efforts to protect preserved lands from interstate gas pipelines.
How will you benefit from this webinar?
- Receive a legal overview of the federal and state policies governing pipelines
- Apply lessons learned from land trusts on the front lines
- Learn proven strategies to protect your land and easements from gas pipelines
- Learn about mitigation policies and challenges of implementing conservation with mitigation funds
Access to this recording will expire on December 31, 2020, and is subject to availability of the AdobeConnect service.