Energy Infrastructure

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 a solid understanding of both conservation goals and existing and proposed energy infrastructure.

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. 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.

Where We Stand

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.

For more information and to explore the map featured below further, please visit http://www.landscope.org/chesapeake/chesapeake_map_layers/threats/chpk_energy/27786/.