The same day as Sabal Trail’s Albany Open House,
the local county commission considered a resolution against pipelines.
Now if they’ll go for
an actual ordinance with legal teeth….
And don’t forget the string of protests today, culminating in
the Sabal Trail Open House in Jasper, FL.
Dougherty County Commission considers anti-pipeline resolution:
Commissioner John Hayes asks board to take formal stance against natural gas pipeline,
ALBANY — A Dougherty County Commissioner asked the members of
that body Monday to support a resolution formally opposing the Sabal
Trail natural gas pipeline that is expected to come through the
District 2 Commissioner John Hayes called for Continue reading Dougherty County Commission considers anti-Sabal Trail resolution
Usually it’s pipelines that explode, but 20 firetrucks rushed to
a methane power plant in Didcot, Oxon, tonight.
Somebody remind me: why are we building more of these when
solar power is cheaper, faster, cleaner, and never leaks or explodes?
BBC 19 October 2014,
Major fire at gas-fired Didcot B power station, Continue reading Major fire at Didcot natural gas plant in Oxfordshire, England
Dismissed by FERC for lack of payment?
No worries, Strom, Inc.’s other LNG export application with the
FE is still active, and Strom asked to move the location, too,
to Crystal River.
Just east on Power Line Road from Duke Energy’s permantly-closed
Crystal River nuke and proposed new gas plant.
Strom says it would get the fracked methane from either FGT
or Sabal Trail, which is either an intrastate or an interstate
pipeline depending on which of Strom’s sentences you believe.
No, Strom’s CEO’s name is not Loki; it’s just pronounced that way,
and spelled Lokey.
Remember in July
FERC dismissed Strom’s Starke LNG application for lack of fee payment.
The Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) apparently
has no such scruples, since its
STROM INC, FE DKT. NO. 14-56-LNG was updated
29 September 2014 with
Strom Inc. – Amendment to Application to Reflect New Location of the Plant, Continue reading Strom asks FE to move LNG export application location
Marcellus Shale fracked methane through Atlantic Sunrise to Transco to Sabal Trail to TECO to Jaxport for LNG export?
And maybe an explanation for why Sempra Energy, like Spectra Energy,
donated to both GA Gov. Nathan Deal’s and AL Gov. Robert Bentley’s
Sempra apparently wants to export Marcellus Shale gas from Jacksonville,
and Sabal Trail is the proposed conduit for that through Alabama and Georgia
John Burr wrote for Jacksonville Business Journal 10 March 2014,
TECO Peoples Gas looks to expand natural gas pipeline to Jacksonville, Continue reading Sabal Trail to TECO to Jaxport for LNG export?
Sabal Trail’s source of fracked methane plans to file with FERC real soon now.
Williams Company’s Transco Hillabee Expansion Project
doesn’t admit it’s late like Sabal Trail,
nor mention that it already blew up in 2011.
Nor that the same Williams spokesperson is pushing the
Atlantic Sunrise project that would feed fracked Marcellus shale gas
to Transco for Sabal Trail and on to three already-approved LNG export
operations in Florida.
Mitch Sneed wrote for Alexander City Outloook 18 October 2014,
Natural gas pipeline plans moving forward, Continue reading Transco plans FERC filing “in the next month or so”
Not finding any news about other Open Houses,
I called FERC’s John Peconom, who said there were no others scheduled
of which he was aware.
He added that these Open Houses were organizd by Sabal Trail.
I pointed out that he was attending them for FERC, so presumably he would know
if there were any others.
He agreed that he would.
I thanked him for saving me a lot of time trying to find others.
So your two choices for Sabal Trail Open Houses this month are: Continue reading Only the two Open Houses in Albany and Jasper –John Peconom
Sabal Trail has backed off its end-of-October FERC filing target,
now saying “sometime later this year”.
Opposition is having some effects!
Robert Hudson wrote for alexcityOutlook.com 1 October 2014,
in Tallapoosa County, Alabama,
where Sabal Trail proposes to start its hundred-foot gouge through three states,
Company preparing to submit natural gas pipeline application to FERC, Continue reading Sabal Trail delays formal FERC filing until “sometime later this year”
A Sabal Trail Open House in
Albany, Dougherty County, GA Monday, then
Jasper, Hamilton County, FL Tuesday.
That’s the first two places in the route alternatives Sabal Trail just published.
Does that mean Trenton, Gilchrist County, FL Wednesday
and Kissimmee, Osceola County, FL Thursday?
There is no published Open House schedule on sabaltrailtransmission.com or ferc.gov,
so anybody who knows of more of these, let us know.
facebook event created today by Jen Maloney:
Sabal Trail “Open House”
Monday, October 20 at 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn Albany Hotel
101 S Front St, Albany, Georgia 31701
The picture is by Continue reading Sabal Trail in Albany, GA 2014-10-20
A FERC comment period ending 15 November 2014 seems to mean
Sabal Trail will miss its 31 October formal filing date.
No relief suggested for crossing the Withlacoochee River at the border
of Brooks and Lowndes Counties, Georgia (or inside Lowndes County
next to Valdosta, according to
several of the previous alternatives).
And every proposed path still crosses the Suwannee River
into Suwannee County.
Maybe that’s because
the Dougherty County Commission and
the Albany City Council actually stood up for
Gilchrist County (see Wacassassa Flats Alternative),
Suwannee County Commission
swallowed Sabal Trail disinformation and
the Lowndes County
Commission and the Valdosta City Council did
one letter from the Chairman)
one letter from one Council member).
There’s still time for Dougherty, Lowndes, and all the other
counties and cities
to pass ordinances, and to lobby state and federal agencies and
elected and appointed officials.
Oh, and there’s an election going on.
Also no mention of
Sabal Trail’s Jasper, Florida Open House,
5-7:30 Tuesday 21 October 2014, but STT’s newspaper notice said the public
is invited, so y’all come!
Filed with FERC today, 15 October 2014,
Supplemental Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environment Impact Statement for the Planned Southeast Market Pipeline Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues etc. re Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC under PF14-1.
No. PF14-1-000 Continue reading Sabal Trail Notice of EIS Intent and Route Alternatives
Sabal Trail invites the public to an Open House about a Withlacoochee Alternative
that would avoid the Withlacoochee River in Hamilton County, Florida.
Update 2014-10-15: SpectraBusters facebook event and Sabal Trail new route alternatives filing.
Maybe you’d like to ask them how about
avoiding the Withlacoochee River in
Lowndes County, Georgia?
Or about those
three already-authorized LNG export operations right where that pipeline leads.
How about why
all seven proposed paths would cross the Suwannee River
into Suwannee County, Florida?
How about asking them not to cross the Santa Fe River, the Suwannee River,
the Flint, or the Chattahoochee?
Hm, that might mean there’s no path for their pipeline….
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
5:00pm — 7:30pm
Florida Gateway Golf & Country Club
8055 U.S. Highway 129 South, Jasper, Florida 32052
Most of it’s the usual STT boilerplate, plus this: Continue reading Sabal Trail invites you to an Open House in Jasper, Florida