Call GA Gov. Deal, boycott Florida tourism, say Dougherty County leader

Call the Georgia Governor, ecomment to FERC, and boycott Florida Tourism, Albany and Dougherty County leaders ask.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Call Georgia Governor Nathan Deal today!

(404) 656-1776

Remember to sign the petition Continue reading Call GA Gov. Deal, boycott Florida tourism, say Dougherty County leader

Call to Action by State Representative Darrel Bush Ealum

Now’s the time to ask your state legislators to help Rep. Ealum oppose Sabal Trail’s proposed fracked methane pipeline. Here’s a handy table of all the Georgia state House and Senate members from the counties along the proposed pipeline path.

You may want to mention the August 7th deadline for comments to GA-EPD about the proposed Albany compressor station.

And don’t forget to call Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and sign the petition to him, and you can still ecomment to FERC.

Urgent Alert

Call to Action by State Representative Darrel Bush Ealum (PDF)

Darrel Bush Ealum, State Representative, Georgia House District 153 met with Governor Deal to discuss the serious environmental and cumulative impact that the proposed SABAL Trail transmission line and compressor station will have on the posed nine counties it will pass through in Georgia.

Governor Deal was Continue reading Call to Action by State Representative Darrel Bush Ealum

August 7th deadline to comment to GA-EPD about Sabal Trail Albany compressor station

Get your comments in ASAP to GA-EDP about the proposed Sabal Trail Albany compressor station air quality permit: the deadline is Friday August 7th. As Roger Marietta suggested, you can ask for a public hearing, as well.

That’s the same date WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. will be sending a petition for a hearing to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection about FL-DEP’s intent to issue a permit for Sabal Trail to gouge through Florida waters, including boring under the Suwannee, Santa Fe, and Withlacoochee (central) Rivers. WWALS got an extension until that date. Anyone who wants to help with that, please contact wwalswatershed@gmail.com.

Don’t forget to call Georgia Governor Deal and sign the petition to him.

EPD Public Advisory for the Week of July 6, 2015 (PA0715-2), Continue reading August 7th deadline to comment to GA-EPD about Sabal Trail Albany compressor station

Contact table of all GA state legislators in Sabal Trail proposed path

Thanks to the fine folks in Dougherty County, here’s a handy table of all the Georgia state representatives and senators along Sabal Trail’s proposed pipeline path in Georgia.

Please use this table before August 7th to ask your state legislators to oppose Sabal Trail’s requested air quality permit from GA-EPD for the proposed Albany compressor station.

And you can use it right now to contact your legislators about helping Rep. Darrel Bush Ealum oppose that pipeline.

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Who owns Spectra?

Spectra Energy Corp. (SE) is a publicly traded stock. Who buys it? Institutional investors as a small chip and mutual funds, including college investment 529E funds that maybe don’t know the fracking boom is going bust way before many children get to college.

According to Nasdaq, the top five institutional SE investors are: Continue reading Who owns Spectra?

Sabal Trail is proposiong an excessive number of crossings –Southern Natural Gas

Even another pipeline company can’t get critical information out of Sabal Trail. 300x102 Southern Natural Gas Company, L.L.C., a Kinder Morgan Company, in Sabal Trail is proposiong an excessive number of crossings, by Southern Natural Gas, for SpectraBusters.org, 24 July 2015 Eight months after it requested details on proposed crossings by Sabal Trail of its existing pipelines, Southern Natural Gas Company is tired of waiting. And for good reason; Sabal Trail’s crossings exponentially increase risks of corrosion, leaks, and explosions:

The operational concerns associated with the high number of crossings create the potential for significant cathodic protection system issues for both operators. Continue reading Sabal Trail is proposiong an excessive number of crossings –Southern Natural Gas

Make FERC follow its own rules and listen to people –New Hampshire Congressional delegation to DoE Inspector General

Kinder Morgan opposition has escalated to New Hampshire’s entire Congressional delegation demanding in polite bureaucrateze for the Department of Energy’s Inspector General to make FERC shape up. It will take more than that, but it’s a start. KMI’s New England Direct (NED) pipeline is still in FERC pre-filing.

It’s time for more Georgia, Florida, and Alabama Congress members to follow Sanford Bishop (GA-02) in calling for FERC to deny Sabal Trail a permit. Dougherty County and Albany, Georgia are organizing opposition from local through state to federal. You can comment to GA-EPD about Sabal Trail’s air quality permit for their proposed Albany compressor station. And remember to ecomment to FERC and petition Georgia Governor Deal.

PDF of the New Hampshire letter, and text below. Continue reading Make FERC follow its own rules and listen to people –New Hampshire Congressional delegation to DoE Inspector General

Comment to GA-EPD on Sabal Trail air quality permit application by 2015-08-08

An air quality permit for the proposed Albany compressor station is one of many local and state permits FERC requires Sabal Trail to get. This is a big one, because no compressor station, no pipeline.

Roger Marietta remarks:

You can email Georgia EPD prior to August 8th GA EPD: eric.cornwell@gadnr.org re: application # 23350 (Air Quality Permit Application) focus on methane and other toxic gases leaking and being blown off during pressure releases and unburnt gases and CO2 from the continuously running compressor station power turbines. Ask for a public hearing as well.

Recommend you send more than one comment and focus on a different issue each time.

Copy spectrabusters@gmail.com on your ecomment to GA-EPD and we’ll probably blog it.

And don’t forget to call GA Governor Deal and sign the petition to him.

Do it now, or you may hear that compressor sound in your sleep.

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Albany City Commission to convene a meeting with Dougherty County Commissioners, Congressional and State delegates to discuss Sabal Pipeline

Dougherty County, escalating after resolutions and letters to FERC and multiple protests, now sees its Albany City government calling for a combined meeting of local, state, and federal elected officials to stop the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline from invading southwest Georgia for profit of a company in Houston, Texas and no local benefits; only destruction and hazards.

Here’s the agenda item:

AGENDA
BOARD OF CITY COMMISSIONERS
TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
6:00 PM — EARLY BRIEFING — ROOM 120
6:30 PM — REGULAR MEETING — ROOM 100

III. Recommendation of the Committee of the Whole to convene a meeting with Dougherty County Commissioners, Congressional and State delegates to discuss Sabal Pipeline

That city/county/state/federal meeting will be Continue reading Albany City Commission to convene a meeting with Dougherty County Commissioners, Congressional and State delegates to discuss Sabal Pipeline

This pipeline is a soft target that has inadequate security measures –Roger Marietta to FERC

FERC can’t stand the truth? Here’s what Roger Marietta wrote that you still can’t see through FERC’s elibrary, which is still broken eight hours later. Same hazard blogged here eighteen months ago.

Filed with FERC 24 July 2015 as Accession Number: 20150724-5034, “Comment of Roger B. Marietta in Docket(s)/Project(s) CP15-17-000 Submission Date: 7/24/2015″

Roger B. Marietta, Albany, GA.

A developer in our City was told by the Sabal Trail right of way acquisition people that the 36″ pipe would only be buried 3 feet deep in non agricultural areas. My concern and that of other Veterans is what happens to pipelines in Iraq where a man with a shovel can dig up the dirt above a pipeline and then either tap into it or unleash an act of terrorism. With all the ISIS attacks in America recently, this pipeline is a “soft” target that has Continue reading This pipeline is a soft target that has inadequate security measures –Roger Marietta to FERC