Spectra haunting Albany, GA 10AM Monday 29 Sep 2014

Anybody want to ask Spectra what they expected from Gov. Deal when they contributed $10,000 to his campaign?

There’s a facebook event:

222 Pine Ave, Albany, GA 31701

Our local government officials have listened to our outcry and organized a public meeting featuring but not limited to Spectra, EPA and Gov Deal reps. Please join us, lets show them we are a UNITED Dougherty county!!

Carlton Fletcher wrote for the Albany Herald 24 September 2014, Albany’s Jon Howard, Dougherty County’s John Hayes host pipeline meetings: Officials’ community meetings are called to inform public about proposed natural gas pipeline,

The Dougherty County and Albany City commissions will hold a joint meeting Monday at 10 a.m. to discuss the pipeline. Federal and state officials, as well as representatives of Spectra Energy, which is building the pipeline, are expected to attend.

Who’s holding the meetings:

In what has become a growing trend of cooperation between Albany and Dougherty County commissioners, Ward I Albany City Commissioner Jon Howard and District 2 County Commissioner John Hayes are hosting community meetings this week to inform citizens about the planned Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline that is expected to pass through a portion of Dougherty County.

Hayes will help coordinate a meeting at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, his home church, tonight at 6:30, while Howard will host a town hall meeting at the 201 W. Oglethorpe Blvd. Albany Police Department community room to discuss the matter Saturday at 10 a.m.

And why:

“There are still quite a few unknowns about that pipeline, and our roll as community leaders is to help educate the public,” Hayes said Tuesday. “This project will directly impact property owners in the county along the route of the pipeline, but with the associated dangers, it should be a concern of every citizen, in the south, in the east, in the north and in the west.

“Unfortunately, when an issue doesn’t directly touch someone, they often have a tendency to ignore it. But this is a concern that impacts the community as a whole. It should matter to you whether you’re a landowner or not.”

The article goes on to quote Howard and Hayes praising activists Dinorah Hall and Gloria Gaines and others

for their ongoing efforts to challenge the proposed 465-mile, $3 billion pipeline, which would have the capacity to pump 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from central Alabama to central Florida. The gas would be used to produce energy in northern Florida. The anti-pipeline group has been especially opposed to construction of a compressor station on land off Newton Road in southwest Dougherty County, saying evidence shows the structure would create constant noise in the heavily populated area, release harmful elements into the air and pose a threat to the city’s water supply.

The Monday meeting was also announced by Franklin White on WFXL and by Aaryn Valenzuela on WALB. And here are LAKE videos of the 15 September 2014 Dougherty County Commission meeting where Monday’s meeting was planned.


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