Will Spectra sue to avoid protecting gopher tortoises like it challenged a fine for not protecting the western toad? Here’s a comment on We are outraged…:
As a resident of Dougherty county, Georgia, I feel it imperative that I voice my opposition to the proposed path of the Sabal pipeline through the property behind my home. The land where the proposed pipeline is to be located is home to several endangered species, as well as several areas of wetlands. In walking the property during the winter months, we have seen gopher tortoises, pileated woodpeckers, deer, turkey, deer, coyote, quail, and other woodland animals. Building the pipeline would endanger the quality of the ecosystem which needs to be maintained and encouraged rather than destroyed. The pipeline would not benefit the area in any way but would only serve to destroy the quality of life we enjoy now.
Everyone please remember to send such comments directly to FERC and to GA EPD. While we know FERC reads this blog (hi, John Peconom), it’s only part of the official process if it’s sent directly to the relevant agencies.
And yes, please also copy comments to GA EPD to email@example.com so we can blog them, since GA-EPD doesn’t seem to have any publicly visible comment log.