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Energy Resources & Infrastructure - Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Overview

The purpose of this map is to give a comprehensive overview of the energy resources and activity in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and present this complex data in a coherent way.

Data Layer Description

Source

Chesapeake Conservation Partnership

Location

Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Description

Energy is a vital input to supporting our way of life. Yet, energy production and transmission also have the potential to adversely impact values we treasure. Harmonizing our needs with our values requires solid understanding of both conservation goals and existing and proposed energy infrastructure.

The map depicts known data related to energy production and infrastructure.

Creating the map included acquiring and displaying data on the full range of energy production -- from geologic potential, to areas of resource extraction, energy production, and transmission including both renewable energy and fossil fuels.

The map also shows proposed and potential energy projects including potential fracking sites, proposed gas storage sites, proposed gas pipelines, and proposed electric transmission lines.

All data is compiled from publicly available sources including the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), the Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data, state agencies, and non-governmental organizations.

In particular, data on potential and proposed projects come from a variety of sources, including non-governmental organizations tracking these projects, agencies regulating the projects and utilities proposing them. This dataset will be the most difficult to keep current across six states with many different entities in charge of the various projects.

How to get the data layer

Contact Watsun Randolph, Piedmont Environmental Council, wrandolph@pecva.org

How you might make use of this data layer

This dataset shares the locations of energy resources and infrastructure. This information may be useful in understanding how infrastructure may influence land conservation and stewardship.

How to get more information

For more information about the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership contact: John Griffin, Program Manager, jgriffin@chesapeakeconservation.org

Access and use constraints

Attribution No Derivatives (BY-ND)

None

Credits

2018, Chesapeake Conservation Partnership & Piedmont Environmental Council

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