Maverick weighs potential land and biodiversity impacts before decisions are made, avoiding disturbances to the landscape, wildlife and their habitats whenever possible.
The company is particularly focused on reducing unintended releases through several means, including:
- Enhanced chemical programs to manage corrosion
- Implementation of emerging leak detection and repair technology
- State-of-the-art SCADA systems customized for Maverick’s operations
- Increased pipeline integrity monitoring through sophisticated smart pig in-line inspections
- Improvements to control room management
Maverick tracks all reportable incidents according to state regulations in each of its operating areas. In the event of an unintended release, the company follows detailed remediation plans in place to ensure the affected land is reclaimed and restored to its previous state or better.
In 2022, Maverick volunteers supported the Bureau of Land Management’s Carlsbad Field Office’s public lands clean up for Earth Day. Maverick employees gathered at the La Cueva Recreation Area Trailhead and picked up illegally dumped trash in preparation for the Bureau’s opening of the La Cueva Ridge Trail System. This trail system will connect the National Recreation Guadalupe Ridge Trail to the La Cueva Recreation Area in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Over 150 miles of trails will be available for recreationalists to enjoy when the connection is complete.