“Putting a pipeline anywhere near in a sinkhole-laden environment could be horrific if something went wrong,” said Our Santa Fe River President Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson, “Our organization is still very much opposed.”
Governor has financial stake in natural gas pipeline, by Megan Reeves, Lake City Reporter, 27 July 2014., also mentioning Greenlaw and EPA, and further quoting Malwitz-Jipson.
Here’s an op-ed by Our Santa Fe River.
“According to the Valdosta Daily Times, Sabal Trail went to court this month with a property owner in Lee County for trespassing. The company says they are still studying the area and looking into concerns from citizens.”
Sabal Trail Transmission update,
Brittany Kleinpeter wrote for WTXL 27 July 2014.
A newspaper editorial dared to ask the most basic question.
Editorial: A power play, Ocala StarBanner, Saturday 26 July 2014, http://www.ocala.com/article/20140726/OPINION01/140729777?p=all&tc=pgall
“But the overarching question is whether the state’s big utilities really need more power plants.
“If not, the pipeline isn’t worth the risk — especially when conservation and alternative energy sources could save customers and the environment.”
Naomi Oreskes asked that question about leaks, in
Wishful Thinking About Natural Gas,
Spectra’s Andrea Grover admitted trees don’t grow back fast,
a “need to draw that line in the sand” and “we’re now moving forward”.
This is the kind of “working with the landowners and the communities”
that the Valdosta Daily Times found when it went to the local Sabal Trail office.
STT plans to file with FERC at the end of October.
But Spectra’s Andrea Grover admitted they need complete survey data,
and Sabal Trail admitted they have no Georgia customers,
which means they have no Georgia eminent domain,
so every landowner who refuses is indeed putting a crimp into Spectra’s
fracked methane pipeline.
Matthew Woody wrote for the VDT 27 July 2014,
Sabal Trail explains its position, Continue reading
Newspaper in a Florida city twice the size of Albany, GA
links Greenlaw’s Albany compressor station objections
to a compressor station in Dunnellon, FL, plus Sabal Trail’s response
and Greenlaw’s response to that.
Bill Thompson wrote for Daily Commercial 24 July 2014,
Air-quality questions raised about Sabal Trail gas pipeline,
A compression station also is planned near Dunnellon as part of the
interstate Florida line.
Three other stations are planned in Florida, but none in Lake or
Yes, but there’s one aimed at Suwannee County, FL, for example. Continue reading
Amy Green wrote for wmfe.org, 90.7 news Orlando, 25 July 2014,
New Opposition to Sabal Trail pipeline,
State Rep. Linda Stewart is joining environmentalists in opposition of the Sabal Trail pipeline. The 474-mile natural gas pipeline would span Alabama, Georgia and Florida, including Central Florida. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2016.
Stewart, a Democrat,
says Florida should focus instead on solar energy.
happen, any kind of leak, any kind of interference with the
distribution of it could cause some very negative effects no matter where this may occur.”
Jordan Cove and Oregon LNG, plus Plymouth LNG that blew up in March:
Spectra and Williams are running 36-inch pipelines through the Pacific
Northwest to LNG export terminals.
Is it coincidence that their 36-inch Transco and Sabal Trail pipelines
through the southeast go right to LNG export operations?
Columbia and Rogue Riverkeepers remind us states have water and air permitting
authority for pipelines, and don’t forget local governments have zoning authority,
plus landowners can hold out for much better offers.
From Spectra’s Westcoast Pipeline through the fields of the
countersuing Chilliwack, BC farmers,
and Williams’ Washington Expanstion Project
down I-5 past Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia,
turn right at Woodland, Oregon, because: Continue reading
Spectra’s pipeline upgrade
British Columbia farmers are countersuing:
what happens where it ends at Sumas, Washington?
Hint: who does Spectra Energy’s Sabal Trail Pipeline connect to?
And if that connecting pipeline in Washington State can go down I-5,
why can’t Sabal Trail go down I-75?
Washington Expansion Project (WEP) starts
right there in Sumas, WA, planning a 36-inch pipeline 140 miles down the I-5 corridor right past Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia, crosses the Columbia River,
and looks like it’s headed for Portland or parts much much farther away. Continue reading