FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Valdosta, 8 March 2014 — SpectraBusters invites everyone to tackle the pipeline at its root this coming week in Seale, Alexander City, or Butler, at your only chances in Alabama to testify in front of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission about the fracked methane pipelines proposed by Williams Transco, Spectra Energy, and FPL. Plus later a SpectraBusters panel on the issues.
|5PM Sabal Trail discussion|
Pipeline representatives will be present.
about the process
Docket number PF14-6: Hillabee Expansion Project
Docket number PF14-1: Sabal Trail Transmission
Docket number PF14-2: Florida Southeast Connection
at the podium
Have what you say transcribed by a court recorder
for the Commission’s administrative record.
Or e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or file online with FERC:
Or call 202-502-8258, or mail written comments to:
Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary;
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission;
888 First St. N.E. Room 1A;
Washington, D.C. 20426.
Use Docket number PF14-1 for Sabal Trail
or PF14-6 for Hillabee Expansion Project.
See calendar for Georgia
last week and Florida the following two weeks:
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).
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
See also these presentation materials.
And see also these previous meetings:
- Tackle the Pipeline at the Root: Alabama FERC Scoping Meetings; Seale, Alexander City, or Butler Alabama, 10,11,12 March 2014.
- Videos: Moultrie FERC Scoping Meeting @ FERC 2014-03-05
- Colquitt County passes pipeline minimum depth resolution
- Videos: Valdosta FERC Scoping Meeting @ FERC 2014-03-04
- VDT redacted Sabal Trail pipeline FERC Scoping Meeting story @ FERC 2014-03-04
- A hundred against the Sabal Trail pipeline in Albany
- Sabal Trail same old at Albany FERC Scoping Meeting
- Videos of: Sabal Trail interrogated in Gilchrist County, Florida @ GCC 2014-02-20