Rubberstamp FERC process?
Sabal Trail seems to think so, since it announced two contracts with
Berg Pipe to manufacture pipe several days before
it even formally filed with FERC for a permit,
and the winning contractor announced a full week before that filing.
Sabal Trail claimed economic benefits for Alabama and Florida,
but apparently couldn’t come up any for Georgia.
You can contact
your local, state, and federal elected and appointed officials about this.
FERC published Sabal Trail’s formal filing
21 November 2015.
Earlier that same week, 17 November 2015,
Sabal Trail put out two press releases, one each for Alabama and Florida: Continue reading Sabal Trail announced pipe supplier contracts before filing with FERC
How big is the LNG export gold rush?
Here are maps of dozens of approved, proposed, and potential LNG export terminals,
one of them even including Carib’s FE-authorized Martin County LNG export facility that FERC never seems to remember and Sabal Trail never talks about.
Update 2015-02-23: Now with the rest of the maps.
In addition to the
approved LNG import and export terminals,
there are more on this
FERC map of Proposed North American LNG Export Terminals,
including ones in Lake Charles (2 and 7), Sabine Pass (6), Plaquemines Parish (8 and 11), and Cameron Parish (13) Louisiana,
Lavaca Bay (4) and Sabine Pass (9), Texas,
Elba Island (5), Georgia, and Jacksonvile (14), Florida,
as well as Coos Bay (1) and Astoria (3), Oregon,
plus two in Kitimat (15 and 17) and one on Douglas Island (16), British Columbia.
One of those proposed BC LNG export terminals is where
Spectra Energy proposes to build not one but two pipelines.
And even that ain’t all. Continue reading LNG export approved and proposed
Our old friend Port Dolphin is back asking LNG import competing with or displacing Sabal Trail’s
fracked methane pipeline, this time possibly shipping gas across the Gulf of Mexico from U.S. LNG export facilities.
Back in 2009 Port Dolphin got
FERC approval for LNG import,
but then there was a big recession, and the “shale gas revolution” (fracking)
happened, resulting in most LNG import facilities filing for LNG export
But Port Dolphin wants to continue with imports, as
Joe Fisher wrote for Natural Gas Intelligence, 20 October 2014,
Would-Be Florida LNG Importer Sees Promise in Cross-Gulf Trade,
Florida does not have indigenous gas supply and historically has
been served by two interstate natural gas pipeline with a third one
planned, Sabal Trail (see Daily GPI, Oct. 24, 2013). Recently
announced is a related north-to-south intrastate pipeline project
(Florida Southeast Connection) (see Daily GPI, Oct. 10).
turn its LNG import project around to export liquefied
U.S. gas — as other would-be import terminal
developers/operators have done — Port Dolphin, which is a unit
of Norway’s Hoegh LNG AS, still wants to make a go of importing LNG.
It told FERC the project could even regasify domestically sourced
LNG from the Gulf of Mexico, for instance.
Translation: Continue reading Port Dolphin LNG import to Florida from Louisiana and Texas?
Floridian’s Clean Water Declaration Campaign, facebook, 18 February 2015,
Laura Dailey of SpectraBusters brought a strong message in favor of
solar energy and against the pipeline that’s proposed to cross the
More about Laura Dailey, Director of Community Outreach & Speaker’s Bureau.
And a few more of her notes for that speech:
Throughout history, the smart investor has bet his money on the
future. Today, colleges and universities, even major corporations
divesting from fossil fuels. Why? Because fossil fuels are
the new DINOSAURS, and we already know how that story ends! Even
Duke Energy, just last week
committed $225 million to the development of Solar energy.
Think of the
water that can be saved!
Since 2006, the
cost of solar panels Continue reading Laura Dailey spoke for SpectraBusters at clean water rally in Tallahassee
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fort White, Florida — Maximizing her speaking skills, Laura
Dailey resigned from the SpectraBusters Board to be unanimously
appointed Director of Community Outreach & Speaker’s Bureau, with
first stop speaking against the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline
and for solar power in Tallahassee Wednesday March 18th at the
Floridians for Clean Water & Amendment 1 Rally in Tallahassee.
Laura Dailey said, “Who here loves to paddle our rivers and hike our
scenic trails? WE are the stewards of these wonders, and we stand
dangerously close to losing them to a company from Houston, Texas. A
company woefully undereducated about our pristine landscape, and
fragile Karst terrain, and who, until they came here, had no idea
that our springs heartland is the single largest source of fresh
spring water on earth!”
Remembering her excellent questions at the Continue reading PR: SpectraBusters sends Outreach against Sabal Trail pipeline and for solar power to Rally in Tallahassee
The cookout at Valdosta State
made the news, with SpectraBusters.org No Pipeline signs.
Winnie Wright, WCTV, 12 February 2015,
VSU Students Protest Against Controversial Pipeline,
Adrianna Taylor of SAVE [Students Against Violating the Environment]
says, “We’re uniting all of the global
divestment groups from across the world and trying to make a message
to the fossil fuel industry and to local governments that we want
change. We want you guys to divest from fossil fuels and make the
switch to alternative fuels.”
Taylor also says the organization hopes the University will pledge
not to invest any more money in fossil fuels.
Resolutions against the Sabal Trail pipeline have already been passed by
Lowndes County, Valdosta, and five other counties and one
other city (Albany) in Georgia and Florida.
VSU divesting its fossil fuels would send another signal.
Also, how about Continue reading VSU S.A.V.E. protest for fossil fuel divestiture and against Sabal Trail pipeline
Fracking for fossil fuels causes new pipelines and LNG export,
and without investment none of that will happen.
Come celebrate with S.A.V.E as we take part in the Global
Divestment Day Movement!
Come learn about divestment
from fossil fuels and how the VSU community can
get involved to better our future!!!
|VSU Palms Quad
|Feb. 12, 2015
What is Global
Continue reading Cookout at VSU for Global Divestment –S.A.V.E.
Why should we accept any risk from a pipeline company
that has repeatedly claimed not to be familiar with
the public record of its long list of corrosion, leaks, and explosions?
A pipeline company that has claimed land values wouldn’t be affected?
That it’s “hard to believe” its own law firm sent threats of eminent domain
to landowners, despite copies of those letters being sent to newspapers and FERC?
That Georgia counties need its gas, after those same counties
had already passed
resolutions wanting Sabal Trail’s pipeline out of their county and state?
A pipeline company that claims the Sunshine State needs its gas
when its own figures show half the acreage could produce just as much
Why should anybody in Albama, Georgia, or Florida accept any risk from
that company from Houston, Texas?
Sabal Trail claimed
theirs is a safe company and leaks and explosions seldom happen,
confronted on-camera with a list of incidents. Continue reading Would you buy a used car from Sabal Trail?
After a long string of safety incidents and later-contradicted
assertions in the media, would you trust Sabal Trail to drill under
your rivers in your aquifers and near your farms, schools, homes, and springs?
Here’s stage two of
Sabal Trail’s three-stage horizontal directional drilling (HDD) method,
according to its document
How We Cross Rivers and Streams,
Here’s why you should ecomment to FERC and your elected officials right now.
Sabal Trail filed key materials after FERC’s stated deadline,
a Suwannee County, FL landowner points out in a FERC ecomment,
also revealing Sabal Trail
still didn’t address key springs upstream and down from its proposed new pipeline path, and said nothing about
beneath the Suwannee and Withlacoochee Rivers.
a call to action from Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson:
I realize many of you have seen me (and a few others) navigate
through a enormous amount of meetings, letters, social media
announcements to stop the Sabal Trail Gas (fracked)Transmission
Pipeline cutting through one of our most vulnerable areas of our
World, the Florida Springs Heartland.
You have watched and read from the sidelines for nearly 2 years. It
is time for you to act. Call it my Continue reading Time to comment to FERC on Sabal Trail ignoring springs on Suwannee and Withlacoochee Rivers