South Georgia pipeline trials

11AM 10 July 2014, Leesburg, Georgia, according to the Clerk of Court in Lee County: Sabal Trail Transmission v. James E. Bell II and Robert Bell, Case number 14CV208RS. Others tell me the Bells are countersuing Sabal Trail for going on their property despite being told not to. Whatever is decided there will affect every other pipeline land access case. This is an opportunity for pipeline opponents from everywhere to help: show up at the hearing, write a letter of support for the Bells, maybe even file a legal brief, or demonstrate nearby.

There was another case 10 June 2014 in Mitchell County, in which I’m told the local landowner chose to let the pipeline company on for surveying to avoid a precedent being set like the one in Stewart County, GA that Sabal Trail is citing in letters to local landowners. About half a dozen supporters showed up. More would be better in Lee County.

-jsq

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