Albany protester: we’ve been lied to from the beginning by Sabal Trail 2015-07-17

Seems like Albany, Georgia residents are reaching the same conclusion Searsmont, Maine residents reached after a compressor station blew out: “We’ve been lied to!”

Jarvis Robertson, WFXL, 17 July 2015, Residents continue fight against pipeline

Members of the community gathered Friday morning to let Sabal Trail Transmission know that they weren’t giving up on the fight.

A silent protest was held Friday morning in front of STT located on Evelyn Avenue.

Protestors are still concerned about damage the compression pipeline could do to the Albany-Dougherty area.

“There’s no reason for it to be in the city limits,” said Michelle Hutchison. “It could blow up and catch on fire. It needs to be out in a less densely populated area.”

As a resident of a less densely populated area, I say it needs to be nowhere.

The story has more concerns by local citizens such as fires the local fire department wouldn’t be able to put out, water contamination, and lack of transparency by the pipeline company.

In the end, Hutchison says he feels that they’ve been lied to from the beginning.

That’s what residents of Searsmont, Maine said when Spectra’s compressor station blew:

“We’ve been lied to!”

Remember to comment to FERC about Sabal Trail and that Albany compressor station.

And remember to sign the Petition to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal: Oppose Sabal Trail like you oppose the Palmetto Pipeline.

Then ask your elected and appointed officials to act.

Here are more things local, state, and national elected officials can do.

-jsq

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