Dear SpectraBusters and Allies,
Thanks to all who get out on the street, into the halls of government,
or on the media: public awareness is the key to winning this fight.
Thanks to all who quietly and often anonymously help Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
Looks like Spectra is still making stuff up.
Apparently Spectra got one of its usual pipeline distributors
to make a deal in Georgia for Sabal Trail
without that distributor ever asking
its own customers whether they needed the gas.
This is very convenient for undercutting opposition to Sabal
Trail’s threats of Georgia eminent domain,
but not very useful to the named counties or to Sabal Trail’s
Sabal Trail’s FERC Filing in Docket CP15-17 said on page 11: Continue reading MGAG didn’t contact local governments before agreeing with Sabal Trail
Georgia Climate Change Coalition
Bike Lines to stop Pipe Lines stopped in Albany yesterday and got
some news coverage.
Diane Dean, WALB TV, 24 November 2014,
Bike riders focus on GA environment,
Members of the Georgia Climate Change Coalition are concerned about
what the planet will look like for future generations.
“It crosses the flint and Chattahoochee River and their water sheds
that provide drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people,”
said Gretchen Elsner of the Georgia Climate Change Coalition.
Rich Rusk is Continue reading GCCC against Sabal Trail in Albany, GA
the Chairman’s letter of 11 April 2014,
perhaps after listening to
requests from citizens,
the Lowndes County Commission passed a resolution
wanting no part of Sabal Trail in the county or in the state of Georgia.
Update 2014-11-25: Well, according to
Joe Adgie in the Valdosta Daily Times today,
“Even though the missive has already been mailed [to FERC], the resolution will not be formally voted on until the county commission’s next meeting in December [9th].”
Filed with FERC in docket CP15-17 on 21 November 2014 as
Accession Number: 20141121-5242, but that was a Friday and FERC doesn’t work on weekends, so it actually appeared Monday 24 November 2014.
WHEREAS, Spectra Energy of Houston, Texas has proposed to build a $3.7 Billion, 460mile natural gas line known as Sabal Trail, and;
WHEREAS, The Lowndes County Board of Commissioners has concerns regarding
personal property rights Continue reading Opposes Sabal Trail pipeline in any portion of Lowndes County –Lowndes County Commission
Have Dougherty and Colquitt County sold us out to Sabal Trail?
Sabal Trail’s FERC filing seems to say so.
One day after
Sabal Trail filed CP15-17 21 November 2014 in ten submissions with dozens of PDF files.
So Andrea Grover’s “sometime later this year”
turns out to be today.
The first submission alone is 581 pages,
none of which mention any of the words solar or photovoltaic,
nor LNG or export,
according to a PDF search.
A search for privileged finds that, though. Continue reading Sabal Trail formal FERC filing CP15-17
Transco’s formal FERC filing of 18 November 2014
isn’t online and the visible “supplement” is
almost entirely privileged and hidden from the public,
with no new maps or any other new information visible to the public.
Why? Because Transco’s ability to compete is more important to FERC
than the public’s right to know what this invader from Houston
wants to do to local lands:
“These hydraulic flow model files models are proprietary and
include competitively sensitive data regarding Transco’s market-area
system design and flow conditions, disclosure of which to Transco’s
competitors could cause substantial harm to Transco’s continuing
ability to compete for new markets and firm transportation
So, as predicted,
Transco has filed, and PF14-6 is of no further use,
replaced by Docket number CP15-16.
Accession Number: 20141119-5018,
“Supplement to November 18, 2014 Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC application for a CP&N [Hillabee Expansion Project – Hydraulic Flow Model Files] under CP15-16.” is quoted below,
Accession Number: 20141119-5019
has twelve (12) PDF files all marked “PRIVILEGED – Transco ? Hillabee Expansion Project ? Supplemental Information”.
Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC
Continue reading Williams Company formal filing CP15-16 for Hillabee Expansion Project
200 miles from Athens to Albany, Saturday November 22nd
through Tuesday November 25th. (PDF)
Ride supported by the
Georgia Climate Change Coalition
Georgia Bikes! Continue reading Bike Lines to stop Pipe Lines 22-25 Nov 2014
“I am concerned after studying, talking to individuals and the
environmental and economic impact that I am opposed to the
Dated 10 November 2014,
filed by FERC
18 November 2014 as Accession Number: 20141118-0021, Continue reading I am opposed to Sabal Trail’s Alternative –GA Rep. Gerald Greene to FERC
Opposition to Sabal Trail has spread to Athens, Georgia,
where the Georgia Climate Change Coalition (GCCC)
is writing letters.
Letter Writing Campaign to oppose Sabal Trail Pipeline,
GCCC will host a letter writing campaign to oppose the
Sabal Trail Natural Gas Pipeline slated to traverse delicate
habitats & acquifiers throughout the South Georgia region. For
background on the opposition to this pipeline, click
here. Drop by any time during the day on November 19 at the
Athens-Clarke County Heritage Foundation Firehouse (489 Prince Avenue)
and there will be someone to brief you and postcards to write.
After writing your letter, stay for our 2014 Annual Meeting at 6pm.
Then, on November 22nd a group of bicyclists will leave Athens to
make the 200-mile journey to Albany Georgia, passing through Macon,
to Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia along the way, staging letter
writing/community education/networking events along the way. In the
early afternoon of 25th we will arrive in Albany and meet with
community leaders. We will then return as a group to Decatur to host
the last event of this brief tour.
“We have the opportunity to be world leaders in the renewable energy
revolution! Shall we let that opportunity go to Germany or China, by
Filed with FERC
15 November 2014:
Laura Dailey, fort white, FL.
On this final day to plead my/our case, it is time for the FERC to
look at the bigger picture and stop caving to the short term fixes.
We are in trouble, and you can help by voting to DENY THE SABAL
TRAIL METHANE PIPELINE! Leave the gas in the ground…..where it’s
already conveniently stored!
EVERY DAY we wake to an invitation from the sun! In fact, the planet
itself runs on solar, and most European countries already understand
this. Even China just made a huge commitment to solar. Contrary to
what the lobbyists are telling you, FLORIDA DOES NOT NEED THIS GAS!!
From the standpoint of transparency, there is none! I have asked Continue reading Listen to the people you are supposed to protect –Laura Dailey to FERC