At the Alabama Sierra Club Retreat this weekend at Lakepoint State Park
near Eufaula, I’ll be speaking and doing Q&A for an hour:
10AM Saturday 1 November 2014.
If you’re anywhere near Eufaula, Alabama this weekend,
I highly recommend coming to this retreat: it’s got lots
of great talks and activities.
What do you important points do you think I should mention?
What graphics can you send me to include in the slides?
No rush: leaving Friday morning, so if you could get me
your materials by tomorrow (Thursday), that would be great.
FYI, I will be talking about at least Continue reading
Facebook event by Dr. Michael Noll:
Friday at 4:00pm – 5:00 pm
2110 N Patterson Street
Zombies, monsters, ghosts, and inhuman pipelines join forces to STOP Sabal Trail Pipeline!
That’s in Valdosta, Georgia, in front of the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline office.
On the same day, the Suwannee Democrat posted a fluff piece from a PR firm for Sabal Trail
actual reporting from the recent Open House in Jasper, FL
that gives some answers Sabal Trail did not.
They’re both well worth reading, the first for its absolute certainty
of safety, cleanliness, and no export, and the second for its actual
evidence of hazards, record of safety failures, and already-authorized LNG export operations.
Oh, and Ms. Grover admitting route changes (caused by objections)
blew her end-of-October filing date.
The second for opponents attempting to get answers from Sabal Trail
and having to get them from other protesters who have done the research
Sabal Trail denies can be done.
The “epitome of ignorance and greed” indeed.
Please go read. Continue reading
Sabal Trail has not met its burden of proof of need,
and its pipeline would be hazardous to environment
and safety, resolved the Dougherty County Commission Monday.
And now news media call it the “the pipeline fight” and the “controversial pipeline”.
Visitors to Albany tell me people now bring up the pipeline unprompted
very bad media week for Sabal Trail continues to get worse this week.
Franklin White, WFXL, 27 October 2014,
Another step in the pipeline fight,
Officials say in the past year they’ve written four letters to Sabal
Trails on behalf of Dougherty County citizens and businesses.
They say after the September meeting when Sabal Trail officials came
to Dougherty County to explain why they chose SWGA to build the
pipeline, County Commissioners found pipeline would do more harm
Dougherty County Attorney Spencer Lee says, “they found there is no
need for it and it’s likely to harm the environment and our
socio-economic and culture activities.”
The proposed 36-inch Sabal Trail pipeline next to that
old FGT line would have 81 times
as much gas; maybe more, since it’s apparently also higher pressure.
Gainesville.com staff reported 27 June 2013,
Ruptured gas line explodes in Gilchrist,
A high-pressure natural gas pipeline exploded into a gigantic
fireball and 30-foot-high flames in Gilchrist County on Tuesday
night after a tree fell and ruptured the line, authorities said.
The tree also took down a power line, which officials said likely
ignited the escaping gas.
Gainesville Fire Rescue’s Haz-Mat team and district chief responded
to the scene in Bell at around 6:30 p.m. to assist Gilchrist County
An emergency crew from the natural gas company helped the rescue
units find and secure a shut-off valve for the 4-inch line. The
crews stood by while the residual gas burned off.
video from Gainesville Fire and Rescue.
It’s quite impressive, and unfortunately unembeddable, so follow
the link to see it.
WCBJ TV reported 27 June 2012,
Gas Line Explosion Lights up Road, Continue reading
Beth Gordon told a Gainesville, FL TV reporter 1500 feet from her home is still too close
for the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline.
And since they moved it off her property, they won’t entertain any compensation.
Same for you, if a pipeline blows up in your county or state like one did in neighboring Gilchrist County, Florida in 2012:
you get no compensation, but your taxes may have to pay for emergency responders, hospitals, etc.
Jesse Pagan reported Wednesday 22 October 2014 for WCJB TV,
Natural Gas Pipeline Concerns, Levy County,
“It would destroy the whole way of life here in Levy County.”
“I never gave them permission, yet I came home one day
and they’d cut into my locked gate.
I don’t know how they did it.
I think they climbed over my fence.
There were surveyor stakes all over my property.
First they wanted to put it on my property.
Now they’ve moved it onto the farm next door.
The reporter said that’s about 1500 feet from her property,
“Too close for her comfort.”
“And because the property isn’t physically right on our property,
they will not entertain payment for it.
The reporter mentioned her
petition to the Florida Public Service Commission (FL-PSC) Continue reading
Second day in a row,
the Albany Herald covered
the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline making the Georgia
Water Coalition Dirty Dozen list.
The Flint River would be affected just like the Withlacoochee River,
and in Florida the Suwannee River and the Santa Fe River are in the same
karst limestone that contains our drinking water in south Georgia and
Florida in the Floridan Aquifer.
These newspaper articles follow two previous Albany ones, a couple of
Valdosta ones, and local, state, and national TV and newspaper coverage
of protests and opposition to Spectra’s hazardous boondoggle.
Sabal Trail’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad PR week continues….
Jennifer Parks, Albany Herald, 22 October 2014,
Proposed gas pipeline, Flint make Dirty Dozen list:
Textile manufacturer pollution, state water policy issues cited as problems for Flint River, Continue reading
From VSU’s front lawn, marching up Patterson Street, Students Against Violating the Environment (S.A.V.E.) today.
That’s first in 1,2,3 against Sabal Trail.
They’re marching to #2,
the protest in front of the Sabal Trail Valdosta office,
the Sabal Trail Open House in Jasper, FL, all today.
S.A.V.E.’s facebook event
And here’s S.A.V.E. president Adriana Taylor and former president Danielle Jordan
protesting the pipeline in Leesburg, GA 10 July 2014:
can march from VSU, go to this protest at the Sabal Trail office in Valdosta (facebook event), and onwards to
the Sabal Trail Open House in Jasper, FL, all today.
Joe Adgie wrote for the VDT 21 October 2104,
Sabal pipeline protest today,
VALDOSTA — Wiregrass Activists for Clean Energy will be
protesting the proposed Sabal Trail Pipeline today.
The protest will be located on the corner of Park Avenue and
Patterson Street from 4-5 p.m.
The VDT neglected to mention that that’s Sabal Trail’s Valdosta office address,
Sabal Trail opened back in December. Continue reading