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There are approximately 2.4 million miles of pipelines within the United States, crossing through every state in the nation (As illustrated on this map). The majority are concentrated along the Gulf Coast, where an abundance of natural resources, tax incentives, and loose regulation has supported the proliferation of the oil and gas industry within the region over the past 60 + years.

Massive environmental engineering was required in order to create this network of pipelines, and in turn there have been negative impacts to natural land building processes that once supported the growth of the Mississippi Delta. Additionally, the presence of so many pipelines has exponentially increased the chances of oil spills, noxious odors, contaminated air and polluted water impacting the health and safety of residents.

This page is a resource guide for those who are looking to conduct research, collect data, or submit reports of environmental concerns regarding pipelines. Although a majority of the work here is based within Louisiana and other Gulf states, the tools and techniques described here can be adapted for use in any geographic region. If you are working with pipelines in an area other than the Gulf Coast, please tag your work with #pipeline so that it will appear on this page!

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Pipeline Webinar almost 5 years ago by warren 1 232 0
DIY Oil Testing about 8 years ago by warren 18 1,013 1


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Seeking a Documentation Fellow @stevie over 1 year ago 2
Seeking a Community Engagement Fellow @stevie almost 2 years ago 1
Announcing New Fellowship Team: Minnesota Land and Wild Rice Protection Project @stevie over 1 year ago 1
Seeking an Environmental Policy Fellow @stevie over 1 year ago 2
Emery Board as Bathymeter: ETP vs Beau Bayou @eustatic about 4 years ago 1
Webinar 2: Guide to Civilian Monitoring @a1ahna almost 5 years ago 2
Webinar 1: Impact of Industry on Louisiana's Geomorphology @a1ahna almost 5 years ago 0
Terrain Surveying with Emery Boards @a1ahna about 5 years ago 5
How to build Emery Board Survey Tools @a1ahna about 5 years ago 7
Leaflet Environmental Layer Library - Part 2 @sagarpreet over 5 years ago 8
Oil Testing Beta --plus Grand Isle tar @eustatic about 8 years ago 3
Oil Testing Beta @DFlores6073 about 8 years ago 2
Mapping the Tar Sands Healing Walk @ann over 9 years ago 0
Exxon Pipeline Mayflower Arkansas Oil Spill @danbeavers almost 11 years ago 4
SolveClimateNews: Montana Spill Pipeline May Have Carried Oil Sands Crude @warren over 12 years ago 0
additional need for aerial monitoring in the Gulf @Shannon over 12 years ago 1


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