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American Energy Works: Protecting the Environment

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted August 8, 2012

John Suchar is an environmental specialist for Williams’ natural gas operations in Colorado. His work is about ensuring the small footprint – that his company disturbs as little as possible during drilling operations and then makes things as they were when the work is finished. Suchar:

“Our ultimate goal with all of our projects, whether it’s well pads or pipelines, is to reclaim that site to pre-disturbance condition. We want our footprint to be as small as possible and to look like we were never here.”

Check out the rest of John’s story in this video:

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Mark Green joined API after a career in newspaper journalism, including 16 years as national editorial writer for The Oklahoman in the paper’s Washington bureau. Mark also was a reporter, copy editor and sports editor. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University. He and his wife Pamela live in Occoquan, Va., where they enjoy their four grandchildren.