FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Valdosta, 2 March 2014 — SpectraBusters invites everyone to take the pipeline bull by the horns this week in Albany, Valdosta, or Moultrie, at your only chances in Georgia to testify in front of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission about Spectra Energy’s proposed Sabal Trail Transmission fracked methane pipeline. Plus SpectraBusters will hold a panel on the issues afterwards.
We hear these FERC Scoping meetings will all have the same format:
|5PM Sabal Trail discussion||pipeline representatives will be present.|
|6PM FERC presentation||about the process.|
|Then citizens can speak||at the podium one by one and have what they say transcribed by a court recorder for the Commission’s administrative record.|
|Monday, March 3, 2014
101 South Front Street,
Albany, GA 31701
|Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Inn Valdosta Conference Center
1805 West Hill Avenue
Valdosta, GA 31601
|Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Technical Facility Building A
Veterans Parkway Conference Center
800 Veterans Parkway North
Moultrie, GA 31788
The FERC Scoping Meetings continue in Alabama next week, and in Florida after that; see:
You can be heard online instead by filing an e-comment with FERC:
Use Docket number PF14-1 for Sabal Trail Transmission.
There’s more to be done so there’s another meeting later…
|3PM Saturday 29 March 2014 |
Lowndes County, GA
Elected officials and candidates for public
office are invited to a SpectraBusters panel discussion in
Lowndes County, Georgia. Topics will include potential
pipeline routes, property rights (eminent domain, property
values), water issues (aquifer, sinkholes, springs), whether
Florida even needs more power, better power sources (solar,
wind, conservation, and efficiency), noise, health, and
hazards. SpectraBusters and allies from all states are
invited, and are encouraged to hold panels elsewhere.
Sabal Trail, Spectra, FPL, Williams, and Duke: we don’t come to your internal company meetings, and you’ll hear from us at the Scoping Meetings.
Why: Spectra Energy, which had compressor station leaks in Maine in January 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.
Awareness Organization of Auburn University (EAOAU).
https://auburn.collegiatelink.net/organization/eao protects clean air and water.
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