The AP finally picked up on opposition, newspapers and TV stations from San Francisco to Washington, DC and from Utah and Chicago to Miami picked up the AP story that same day, including Spectra Energy’s home town of Houston, Texas, plus Canada and New Zealand, followed by the Valdosta Daily Times today, for at least 27 stories total.
Ray Henry wrote for AP Saturday 11 October 2014, New $3.7B gas line proposed for Ala., Ga., Fla.,
ATLANTA (AP)—A proposal to build a $3.7 billion pipeline system carrying natural gas into Florida is raising complaints from Georgia residents—including media mogul Ted Turner—who say they’d face environmental costs while others get the benefits.
He quoted Gloria Gaines of Albany. He also mentioned Duke’s proposed Citrus County plant without mentioning that Duke has repeatedly said it doesn’t need Sabal Trail. And he didn’t mention LNG export. But he did list quite a few opponents, and he included this:
NextEra, Spectra or their related political committees have donated several thousand dollars to politicians, including Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.
Picking up the AP story that same day were:
- the Miami Herald,
- the Daily Herald (Chicago, Illinois),
- the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
- the Houston Chronicle (Spectra Energy’s home town),
- USA Today,
- Yahoo! News,
- The Washington Times,
- SFGate (San Francisco, California),
- the Tifton Gazette (Tift County, Georgia),
- the Moultrie Observer (Colquitt County, Georgia),
- WCTV (Tallahassee, Thomasville, Valdosta),
- WSAVTV (Savannah, Georgia),
- Tuscaloosa News (Alabama),
- New Jersey Herald,
- Quincy Herald-Whig (Illinois),
- WTOC (Montgomery, Alabama),
- WRCBTV (Chattanooga, Tennessee),
- the Park Record (Park City, Utah),
- Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, Pennsylvania),
- Candian Business (Toronto, Ontario, Canada),
- TopNews.net.nz (New Zealand),
- the Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Florida), including pictures of Jen Maloney, Gloria Gaines, John Hayes, Lawrence and Troychelle Gaines, Graham Angus Farm, and the compressor station site.
And following along Sunday 12 October 2014,
- SaintPetersBlog.com (Saint Petersburg, Florida),
- The Augusta Chronicle (Georgia),
- the Valdosta Daily Times, Pipeline proposal raises ire of many Georgia residents, without mentioning Ray Henry.
That’s wider coverage than even the Rick Scott Spectra stock ownership scandal got.