No Pipeline in our Aquifer in north Florida and south Georgia



Valdosta, 23 March 2014 — All of south Georgia and north Florida drinks out of the Floridan Aquifer, where the FERC Scoping meetings and a SpectraBusters community panel meet this week about Sabal Trail’s attempt to take our lands to gouge a 100-foot right of way for a 36-inch methane pipeline through our fragile karst limestone, risking turning our springs into sinkholes.

FERC Scoping Meetings*
This week’s calendar:
SpectraBusters Panel:
In Conjunction with:

FERC Scoping Meetings*:

5PM Sabal Trail discussion
Pipeline representatives will be present.
6PM FERC presentation

about the process
and the pipelines

Docket number PF14-6: Hillabee Expansion Project
Docket number PF14-1: Sabal Trail Transmission
Docket number PF14-2: Florida Southeast Connection
Then citizens can speak

at the podium

Have what you say transcribed by a court recorder
for the Commission’s administrative record.

This week’s calendar:

March 24, 2014
Suwannee County, FL
Live Oak City Hall
101 White Avenue Southeast
Live Oak, FL 32064
(386) 362-2276
March 25, 2014
Gilchrist County, FL
Bell High School
930 South Main Street
Bell, FL 32619
(352) 463-3232
March 26, 2014
Marion County, FL
Rainbow Springs Country Club
19330 Southwest 83rd Place Road
Dunnellon, FL 34432
(352) 489-3348
March 27, 2014
Lake County, FL
Citrus Tower
141 North Highway 27
Clermont, FL 34711
(352) 394-4061
March 29, 2014
Lowndes County, GA
SpectraBusters Community Meeting
Valdosta State University
See other side

Or e-mail to or file online with FERC:
Or call 202-502-8258, or mail written comments to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary; Federal Regulatory Commission; 888 First St. N.E. Room 1A; Washington, D.C. 20426.
Use Docket number PF14-1 for Sabal Trail Transmission, or PF14-2 for Florida Southeast Connection.

29 March 2014
3PM to 5PM
Lowndes County, GA

facebook event
SpectraBusters Community Panel
Student Union Theater
Valdosta State University
1500 N. Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31698

(229) 333-5800

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 to attend, and are encouraged to hold panels elsewhere.

The pipeline company was invited but declined. We’ll hold a chair in case they change their mind.

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.

In Conjunction with:

Environmental Awareness Organization of Auburn University (EAOAU).

Greenlaw 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).

No Fracked Gas in Mass. Exchange fossil fuels for renewable energy.

Occupy the Pipeline, who fought the NYC extension on the Spectra Pipeline.

Our Santa Fe River, protecting our most vital and vulnerable natural resource…water.

Sane Energy Project: to fight fossil fuel and nuclear infrastructure, and encourage renewable infrastructure.

Shale Property Rights, formerly Spectra Energy Watch.

Sierra Club, America’s largest and oldest grassroots environmental group, exploring, enjoying, and protecting the environment since 1892.

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.

WWALS Watershed Coalition, Willacoochee, Withlacoochee, Alapaha, and Little River Systems in south Georgia and north Florida.

SpectraBusters: We ain’t afraid a no pipeline!
Landowners and others opposed to the Sabal Trail gas pipeline through Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.


Garrett Kizer
Lee County, AL

Danielle Jordan
Lowndes Co., GA

Beth Gordon
Levy Co., FL


5 thoughts on “No Pipeline in our Aquifer in north Florida and south Georgia

  1. Live in north florida do not need or want any fracking from sabal trails gas project i say no to gas pipeline for florida.

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