A flood of motions to intervene filed: still two days to go to Sabal Trail deadline

The trickle turns to a flood of motions to intervene being filed for the FERC dockets of Sabal Trail, Transco’s Hillabee Expansion Project, and Florida Southeast Connection. Two elected county governments have filed, one of them in all three dockets. Other counties and cities and even states can dod the same.

Be sure to file in all three dockets: CP15-17, CP15-16, and CP14-554. It’s not enough to list them in your filing documents or description: you must file them on each docket. If you don’t find your filing in FERC’s docket search for each of the three dockets, you need to go back and file again in the other dockets. Here’s how to file for multiple dockets in a single FERC eFiling. Two days to go until the ridiculously short Christmas Eve deadline FERC gave for Sabal Trail!

Previous motions to intervene include Tom Hochschild on behalf of Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP), Hamilton County, Florida, WWALS Watershed Coalition, and Gulf Restoration Network. Today, in addition to Nonami Oglethorpe LLC (Ted Turner’s plantation near Albany), others that filed motions to intervene include WWALS Watershed coalition, Inc. (again; this time in all three dockets), Our Santa Fe River, Wiregrass Activists for Clean Energy (WACE), Chris Mericle, Florida Cities, Sierra Club Georgia (along with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Flint Riverkeeper, and Kiokee-Flint Group), Florida Audubon Society, and Dougherty County, Georgia. Other counties and cities and even state governments can also file motions to intervene.

Also Duke Energy filed a motion to intervene, one would guess because they’re for it, since Sabal Trail keeps claiming Duke is a customer. On the other hand, Southern Natural Gas also filed, and we know from their previous FERC comments that they’re opposed. More ambiguous is Southern Company’s filing: are they for or against?


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