Citizens oppose Sabal Trail in Albany, Moultrie, and Valdosta this week –WTOC, Albany, GA

Property rights, environment, health, and safety are why citizens oppose Sabal Trail, including tonight in Albany or Tuesday in Moultrie or Wednesday in Valdosta. Be sure to show up by 5:30 PM to sign up to speak.

Caitlyn Chastain, WTOC, 28 September 2015, Public meetings ahead for Sabal Trail Pipeline, starting today,

It’s a project that has gained a lot of attention and a lot of criticism.

Many people are concerned about property value, the placement of the pipeline, and health risks.

Today this meeting will address the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s 2,000 page environmental impact study on the Sabal Trail pipeline.

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She even said “the pipeline could” instead of “the pipeline will”.

The meetings don’t stop in Valdosta: then Thursday in Lake City Florida, followed by Alabama and more Florida.

Saturday in Valdosta is Kayaktivism Day on the Withlacoochee River.

October 19-22 in Jasper (or Live Oak) is a legal hearing to defend the Suwannee River and the Florida Aquifer, in WWALS v. Sabal Trail & FL-DEP.

Meanwhile you can ecomment to FERC on docket no. CP15-17.

And you can send comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), including asking USACE for a public hearing.

Georgia: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Savannah District Regulatory Division
Attn: Mr. Terry Kobs
1104 North Westover Boulevard, Suite 9
Albany, Georgia 31707-6626

Florida: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District Regulatory Division
Jacksonville Permits Section
Attn: Mr. Mark R. Evans
Post Office Box 4970
Jacksonville, Florida 32232

Don’t forget to contact our two local board members of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA-DNR) and ask them to schedule a public hearing on water issues, plus ask them to reverse their decision of last Wednesday when they gave away easements to Sabal Trail to drill under our rivers, including the Withlacoochee River, Okapilco Creek, Flint River, Ochlockonee River, and Chattahoochee River.

  • Jeff Sinyard
    Albany, GA
    229 255 2332
    229 435 6257
  • J. Mark Mobley, Jr.
    Mobley Gin Company
    GA-133, Doerun, GA 31744
    (229) 782-5291

Sabal Trail would like us to believe that only FERC decides. But if that were so, why is Sabal Trail fighting so hard in that legal case in Florida? Why did Sabal Trail ask for an air quality permit for the compressor station in Albany?

It ain’t over, and Sabal Trail could end up like Williams Company’s Bluegrass Pipeline in Kentucky last year: cancelled!

Let’s not forget FERC has denied Spectra a pipeline permit before, and it could happen again!

It was FERC that told Sabal Trail to get all those local and state and federal permits from GA-EDP and FL-DEP and USACE. Without them, there won’t be any FERC permit.

Tonight and for many days and nights you can stand up for property rights for yourself and your neighbors, and for our rivers, farms, and homes, against this pipeline invader from Houston, Texas. Come and Take It!


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