Sue Avera reports from Lake County, Florida:
My name is Sue Avera I have a property in Groveland Fl. I board, train, breed. sell, show, horses and I also coach my clients at equine competitions. I have been here for 19 yrs doing business from this property and was at my former address in this business for 21 yrs. Sabal Trails is putting pipleine through my east 6 acres. It will go right down the middle of the property, rendering it useless until they leave. this is 1/3 of my work space. It will also take down a 150+ Oak Hammock that is my only shade on that 6 acres. I am not going to be able to safely even continue my work without renting a barn and arena so that I can keep my clients.
This is the oak grove:
She also says Spectra has offered less than they gave other local businesses, and she’s having difficulty finding appropriate legal representation. Florida’s promise of paying for eminent domain attorneys may not be all it’s cracked up to be.