Anybody who thought FERC would do a real
Draft Environmental Impact Statement is disappointed.
But they shouldn’t be surprised: FERC, 100% funded by the industries they
“regulate”, is a rubberstamp machine. But that’s no reason to give up.
It’s reason to stand up, and take advantage of many more opportunities to stop the unnecessary, destructive, and hazardous Sabal Trail pipeline and get on with renewable solar and wind power.
Carlton Fletcher, Albany Herald, 13 September 2015,
FERC Sabal Trail ruling comes amidst protest:
Group holds fasting vigil outside federal agency’s offices,
ALBANY — Even as a group started a fast in front of the
agency’s Washington, D.C., offices and questions arose in Florida
over the safety record of Spectra Energy, the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission made it clear this week that it had no
intention of standing in the way of construction of the proposed
Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
Local opponents Continue reading FERC sides with Sabal Trail in DEIS: Surprise!
Oppose one fossil fuel boondoggle; oppose them all.
KMI also has applied for a FERC permit to
build a pipeline from Suwannee County, FL to Jacksonville,
which is gearing up for LNG export.
That KMI application says Sabal Trail can connect if it wants to.
Coastal Group of the Georgia Sierra Club, on facebook, today,
ATTEND THIS PUBLIC MEETING IF YOU CAN!
This will be our opportunity learn about Texas energy giant Kinder
Morgan’s disaster plan for the proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG)
export terminal at Elba Island. If permitted to come online, 4
million metric tons of LNG would be processed by, and exported from,
the facility annually—in close proximity to densely populated
neighborhoods at the mouth of Savannah’s port. A worst-case event
would be extremely destructive to lives, property, and the
DATE: Wednesday, September 16, 10:00AM
LOCATION: Savannah Civic Center, 301 W Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, GA 31401
The financial industry is losing patience with the fossil fuel industry.
Ed Crooks, Financial Times, 6 September 2015,
Falling oil prices put groups with high costs under severe financial strain,
The world may run on oil, but the oil industry runs on capital, and
for US shale producers that capital is starting to dry up. Continue reading Shale prices driving down production and investment –Financial Times
Every new pipeline adds to leaks from every part of the fracked methane chain.
Ever heard of a leaking solar panel?
No new pipelines.
Solar power now.
You can help stop Spectra Energy from Houston, Texas from gouging its
36-inch Sabal Trail pipeline
across Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.
John Schwartz, NYTimes, 18 August 2015,
Methane Leaks in Natural-Gas Supply Chain Far Exceed Estimates, Study Says
A little-noted portion of the chain of pipelines and equipment that
brings natural gas from the field into power plants and homes is
responsible for a surprising amount of methane emissions, according
a study published on Tuesday.
Natural-gas gathering facilities, which Continue reading Still more fracked methane leaks –NYTimes
Two weeks for all the
rushing to make the
20 November 2015 final EIS notice date,
for a final decision 18 February 2016.
The Draft EIS released Friday 4 September 2015
is very long, but the most basic question is very short:
why is FERC rushing to rubberstamp the unnecessary,
destructive, and hazardous Sabal Trail pipeline and its fracked methane siblings Hillabee Transco and FSC
when there’s neither need nor public benefit?
The Sunshine State should go
straight to solar power.
If you don’t want any of these pipelines,
you can send in your comments both
to FERC and to state and local agencies and
and show up at
these FERC meetings to protest.
You can also still file
a motion to intervene with FERC.
And don’t forget to
call Georgia Gov. Deal.
Filed with FERC 4 September 2015 as
Accession Number: 20150904-3011,
“Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Southeast Market Pipelines Project re Florida Southeast Connection, LLC et al under CP14-554 et al.” Continue reading FERC meetings for Draft Environmental Impact Statement 28 Sep 2015 – 8 Oct 2015
No new pipelines, fracking, or LNG export.
Solar, wind, and water power now, say health professionals from all over
JLStewCT, BXE, 1 September 2015,
More Than 80 Health Professionals Demand Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Stop Unethical Experiment
Washington, DC — In an open letter to the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission (FERC), more than eighty health professionals
urge the FERC to stop permitting oil and gas infrastructure and to
move to clean sustainable sources of energy to protect the health of
people and the planet. The construction of oil and gas projects such
as unconventional fracking, pipelines, compressor stations and
export terminals which pollute with cancer and disease-causing
chemicals is akin to an uncontrolled health experiment that is
destroying communities and risking lives of residents. These
projects also harm the workers who build and maintain them. For the
health of all who are involved, health professionals demand that
this unethical ‘experiment’ stop.
All that and pipelines risk the Floridan Aquifer which is the
source of our drinking water in Florida and south Georgia.
The FERC is Continue reading Stop permitting fossil fuels; move to solar and wind –health professionals to FERC