FERC set a deadline of only three weeks for
motions to intervene,
and apparently also
for commenting, on Sabal Trail’s formal
permit filing in Docket CP15-17.
It’s time for opponent organizations and individuals
to get their interventions and comments in, including
requesting an extension of this absurbly short comment period.
Elected officials can help, from local county and city governments
to state legislatures and agencies, to Congress members and
If you ever want to appeal or be a party to any legal proceedings,
you must file to intervene.
Now’s the time!
Update 2014-12-15: A couple of examples to illustrate that a motion to intervene can be very simple, with nothing more than organization name, contact information, docket number, and a paragraph of Basis of Information: Florida Gas Transmission and Florida Natural Gas. If fossil fuel companies can do it, pipeline opponents can do it. You can also post a selfie with your intervention. Give Sabal Trail a Christmas present to remember!
Sabal Trail had a full year to develop the hundreds of pages of material
it filed November 21st
but FERC’s December 3rd
notice gave only three weeks for
opponents to digest all that mass of information and produce
And to make it even harder, major parts of Sabal Trail’s filing are marked
“CONTAINS PRIVILEGED INFORMATION — DO NOT RELEASE”.
That’s right, Sabal Trail filed at Thanksgiving, and FERC expects all
comments or motions to intervene by Christmas.
Filed with FERC 3 December 2014 as
Accession Number: 20141203-3021,
“Notice of Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC’s application requesting
authorization to construct, own, and operate a new 500-mile natural gas
pipeline system etc under CP15-17 et al” Continue reading