No Public Need, Just Pollution and Greed, said the sign that summed up the
overwhelming sentiment of the public.
Jeff Whitten, Bryan County News, 24 April 2015,
Proposed Palmetto Pipeline draws little support:
Dozens speak out against Kinder Morgan at hearing,
Speaker after speaker stood up before a packed room to voice
opposition to the pipeline and Kinder Morgan’s application to the
Georgia Department of Transportation for a certificate of necessity
The DOT said 528 people came to the hearing, and the agency plans to
hold another hearing May 7 in Waynesboro. It also would take written
comments through May 15.
If granted, the certificate would allow Kinder Morgan to Continue reading 528 showed up against Palmetto Pipeline when 150 expected
Lowndes County citizen Larry Rodgers
this letter from Sabal Trail
as dramatized in this
also contains many “Pipeline? No!” signs with spectrabusters.org on them,
thanks to WACE.
That letter and
a response by Larry Rodgers’ attorney Bill Langdale
are included with
the SpectraBusters letter to the judge in Leesburg, GA,
where Sabal Trail is demanding eminent domain authority against
other landowners, and those landowners are countersuing for criminal trespass. Continue reading Video dramatization of landowner receiving Sabal Trail eminent domain threatening letter
SpectraBusters sent examples of Sabal Trail’s many threats of eminent domain,
in this letter to
Leesburg for the ongoing eminent domain and criminal trespass trial.
Re: Case number 14CV208RS
Judge Rucker Smith
To: Cindy Clark
Civil Deputy Clerk
Leesburg, Georgia 31763
If it please the court,
SpectraBusters, Inc. is a Georgia nonprofit corporation with board
members and other participants in all three states directly affected
by the Sabal Trail proposed pipeline: Georgia, Florida, and Alabama.
The SpectraBusters board voted Monday March 30th 2015 to send this
letter to the court to express our concerns about Sabal Trail’s
attempts to claim Georgia eminent domain long before it tried to
claim customers in Georgia, as well as possible ill effects
throughout the pipeline route, especially in Georgia, if the judge
were to rule in this case for application of Georgia eminent domain.
Even with Sabal Trail’s claimed agreement with the Metropolitan Gas
Authority of Georgia (MGAG),
Sabal Trail is still “a long way” Continue reading Sabal Trail repeatedly sent letters to landowners claiming Georgia eminent domain authority –SpectraBusters to judge
Still Tim to file an amicus brief.
Four pipeline projects surround Atlanta, and Georgia’s governor won’t comment.
Spectra’s Andrea Grover did, though, saying the Albany compressor station would be no louder than “a modern-day dishwasher.”
Dan Chapman, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 3 April 2015,
Pipeline project fuels fight on state’s future,
VALDOSTA — Southwest Georgia is roiling mad over a proposed
gas pipeline to Florida that virtually nobody in Atlanta, except
Ted Turner, has heard about.
Electric Power & Light
John Carlton looks over a gopher tortoise hole a few feet away from a 1954 easement for an 8 inch natural gas line on his property at Morrison Pines Plantation in Moultrie. The planned Sabel Trail pipeline would run 50 feet over from the existing line. Carlton is undecided on the proposal.
Photograph credit: Curtis Compton, AJC
has more of the text: Continue reading Georgia has no use for new pipelines –AJC
Apparently the Florida Department of Environmental Protection complained
to FERC that any drilling under our blackwater rivers would leak contaminants
into the karst limestone that contains our drinking water Floridan Aquifer:
Update 2015-04-03: Additions now that FERC eLibrary is working, including third point below.
- Sabal Trail underestimated karst features—additional, more
recent data available from agencies including LiDAR, potentiometric
surface maps, and cave maps.
- Highest agency concern is associated with likely loss of drilling fluid associated with HDDs in limestone bedrock including at the Suwannee, Santa Fe, and Withlacoochee rivers.
- Drilling fluid loss would have an environmental impact; risk and magnitude of impact on groundwater, wells and springs should be based on updated, site-specific information.
Filed with FERC 1 April 2015 as Continue reading Likely loss of drilling fluid in limestone under rivers –FL DEP to FERC