FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Valdosta, 17 February 2014 — On the agenda with questions from a citizens committee plus 3 minutes for local citizens to speak to the Gilchrist County Commission about the proposed Sabal Trail methane gas pipeline. Please remember to fill out a speaking card when you enter the building. Anyone from anywhere can come listen, or protest against the pipeline outside.
Thursday, February 20 th 2014
BOCC Meeting Facility
210 South Main Street
Trenton, Florida 32693
Why: Spectra Energy, which had compressor station leaks in Maine last month and in Pennsylvania last year, plus multiple fines by Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for corrosion and leaks, and a record $15 million EPA fine for PCB contamination, proposes a hundred-foot-wide gash through our lands for their huge 36 inch Sabal Trail gas pipeline from Alabama through Georgia to feed Florida Power and Light (FPL) and Duke Energy for no benefit to local citizens and rate hikes for FPL customers. A one-time payment is not enough for decreased property values, permanent destruction, and hazards of leaks and explosions, when FPL and Spectra and Duke would profit forever. The gas comes from fracking in Pennsylvania and Texas, destroying watersheds, farmlands, and drinking water. Conservation, efficiency, and solar power are cheaper and bring jobs and energy here where we need them.
In Conjunction with:
Organization of Auburn University (EAOAU).
New York Climate Action Group (NYCAG) the Spectra struggle (and Williams Transco Rockaway Lateral Pipeline in the Rockaways of Queens, NY and the LNG port resistance in Long Beach, NY).
Occupy the Pipeline, who
fought the NYC extension on the Spectra Pipeline.
Our Santa Fe River,
protecting our most vital and vulnerable natural
Sane Energy Project: to
fight fossil fuel and nuclear infrastructure, and encourage
Shale Property Rights,
formerly Spectra Energy Watch.
America’s largest and oldest grassroots environmental
group, exploring, enjoying, and protecting the environment
Stop the Pipeline: No
eminent domain, preserve local character and environment,
and pipelines == fracking.
Students Against Violating
the Environment (S.A.V.E.) Valdosta State U.
Wiregrass Activists for Clean
Energy (WACE): clean and sustainable energy sources.
Coalition, Willacoochee, Withlacoochee, Alapaha, and
Little River Systems in south Georgia and north Florida.
ain’t afraid a no pipeline!
Landowners and others opposed to the Sabal Trail gas pipeline through Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.
Lee County, AL
Lowndes Co., GA
Levy Co., FL