Rover has incorporated protection of sensitive resources from the very start of the process to route, design, build and eventually operate a pipeline. During the initial conception of the pipeline and its route, Rover selected a path that avoided and minimized the crossing of sensitive environmental resources as our base routing guideline. This, coupled with avoidance of residences, defined the route initially and then the route was field verified by civil surveys and environmental studies that further identified sensitive areas for the project to avoid.
Energy Transfer Partners continues to work with federal, state, and local officials as well as environmental and conservation groups to minimize impact on conservation easements and land in agricultural use. To date, Rover Pipeline has avoided many tracts under conservation easement, and is working to further reduce potential impacts. Approximately 80% of the pipeline will parallel existing infrastructure including pipelines, power lines, and roads or be underneath agricultural land.
If you are aware of protected lands that may be crossed by the proposed pipeline, please notify Rover Pipeline with the location by calling our toll-free number 1-888-844-3718.