Monthly Archives: August 2015

FL Gov. Scott Sabal Trail permit conflict of interest –FloridaBulldog

Florida’s Governor Rick Scott owns Williams Co. and other pipeline company stock, and that’s an issue with FL-DEP’s intent to issue a permit for Sabal Trail, says the reporter who broke the Rick Scott conflict story a year ago.

Dan Christensen, FloridaBulldog, 4 August 2015, Gov. Scott’s pipeline investment gets a boost from Florida environmental regulators,

The Board of Trustees of Florida’s Internal Improvement Trust Fund owns the submerged lands, according to DEP’s notice. The board is comprised of the governor and Cabinet — Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and state chief financial officer Jeff Atwater.

There’s much more in the story, including that WWALS Watershed Coalition intends to file a protest with FL-DEP by this Friday, August 7th. WWALS confirms that, and adds: Continue reading FL Gov. Scott Sabal Trail permit conflict of interest –FloridaBulldog

Call to Action by State Representative Darrel Bush Ealum

Now’s the time to ask your state legislators to help Rep. Ealum oppose Sabal Trail’s proposed fracked methane pipeline. Here’s a handy table of all the Georgia state House and Senate members from the counties along the proposed pipeline path.

You may want to mention the August 7th deadline for comments to GA-EPD about the proposed Albany compressor station.

And don’t forget to call Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and sign the petition to him, and you can still ecomment to FERC.

Urgent Alert

Call to Action by State Representative Darrel Bush Ealum (PDF)

Darrel Bush Ealum, State Representative, Georgia House District 153 met with Governor Deal to discuss the serious environmental and cumulative impact that the proposed SABAL Trail transmission line and compressor station will have on the posed nine counties it will pass through in Georgia.

Governor Deal was Continue reading Call to Action by State Representative Darrel Bush Ealum

August 7th deadline to comment to GA-EPD about Sabal Trail Albany compressor station

Get your comments in ASAP to GA-EDP about the proposed Sabal Trail Albany compressor station air quality permit: the deadline is Friday August 7th. As Roger Marietta suggested, you can ask for a public hearing, as well.

That’s the same date WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. will be sending a petition for a hearing to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection about FL-DEP’s intent to issue a permit for Sabal Trail to gouge through Florida waters, including boring under the Suwannee, Santa Fe, and Withlacoochee (central) Rivers. WWALS got an extension until that date. Anyone who wants to help with that, please contact wwalswatershed@gmail.com.

Don’t forget to call Georgia Governor Deal and sign the petition to him.

EPD Public Advisory for the Week of July 6, 2015 (PA0715-2), Continue reading August 7th deadline to comment to GA-EPD about Sabal Trail Albany compressor station

Contact table of all GA state legislators in Sabal Trail proposed path

Thanks to the fine folks in Dougherty County, here’s a handy table of all the Georgia state representatives and senators along Sabal Trail’s proposed pipeline path in Georgia.

Please use this table before August 7th to ask your state legislators to oppose Sabal Trail’s requested air quality permit from GA-EPD for the proposed Albany compressor station.

And you can use it right now to contact your legislators about helping Rep. Darrel Bush Ealum oppose that pipeline.

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