Update 10 April 2016: And Moultrie, GA April 15th.
Trying to attract local support in counties where it wants compressor stations, Sabal Trail is holding Contractor Fairs, ignoring that:
- Suwannee County told Sabal Trail to move the Hildreth Compressor Station.
- Suwannee County this week followed Hamilton County in asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to come see what Sabal Trail didn’t tell FERC about sinkholes, springs, underground caverns, plus numerous related pipelines, LNG export operations, and bomb trains schemes.
- The Georgia House on March 22 voted by a historic 34 ayes to 128 nays to deny river-drilling easements for Sabal Trail, led among others by Rep. Winfred Dukes of Albany, where Sabal Trail wants to drill under the Flint River and build a compressor station in an environmental justice community.
Look in the dictionary under chutzpah (insolence), and you’ll see Sabal Trail’s picture. Two years ago in Gilchrist County, FL, Sabal Trail admitted it had already hired pipeline installers. Now it throws the locals a bone of temporary jobs for compressor stations. Does that seem enough to you for eminent domain for private property and permanent destruction and hazard? Especially when wind and solar power are winning twice the investment and deploying far faster than coal, oil, or natural gas?
We have seen newspaper ads about the middle three Contractor Fairs, which happen to be in the middle of the week. They’re in the middle three of five locations Sabal Trail wants compressor stations. So if they’re covering all five, it’s a safe bet this is the full series:
Reunion Compressor Station, Osceola County, FL
When: 11AM – 2PM, Thursday, April 18th 2016?
Where: They’ll probably hold the meeting in Kissimmee, possibly at the Civic Center where FERC held its Scoping Meeting.
Dunnellon Compressor Station, Marion County, FL
When: 11AM – 2PM, Tuesday, April 19th 2016
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Saratoga Room, 3600 SW 36th Avenue, Ocala. FL 34474
Seen: Gainesville Sun, April 6th.
Hildreth Compressor Station, Suwannee County, FL
When: 11AM – 2PM, Wednesday, April 20th 2016
Where: RiverOak Technical College, 415 Pinewood Drive SW, Live Oak, FL 32064
Seen: Suwannee Democrat, April 8th.
Albany Compressor Station, Dougherty County, GA
When: 11AM – 2PM, Thursday, April 21st 2016
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Albany, Flint III Room, 101 South Front Street, Albany, GA 31701, (229) 888-1590
Same place as FERC’s 2014 Scoping Meeting.
Seen: Albany Herald, April 6th (pictured).
Alexander Compressor Station, Tallapoosa County, AL
When: 11AM – 2PM, Friday, April 22nd 2016?
Where: FERC’s 2014 Scoping Meeting was at Central Alabama Community College, although more likely Sabal Trail will pick a private venue.
Anybody want to welcome Sabal Trail back?