Just before Christmas, when the fewest people will be paying attention, FERC just issued for Sabal Trail, FSC, and Transco Hillabee the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), aiming at March to rubberstamp a permit. You can still ecomment to FERC, or to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or to GA-EPD or ask your local, … Continue reading FERC rubberstamped FEIS for Sabal Trail today 2015-12-18
Who is Sabal Trail, anyway? Counties resolving against Sabal Trail might want to make their resolutions against any new pipeline, since there’s already another one proposed for Suwannee County (see below). Sabal Trail owned and operated by…. Reviving a pipeline idea that failed in the Florida PSC in 2009, FPL put out a request for … Continue reading What companies are in Sabal Trail and related?
Even Spectra workers sometimes develop a conscience. These whistleblowers are not the first, and thirty years of Spectra’s sordid safety record agrees with them. Tonight you can help stop Spectra from drilling under the Suwannee River in Florida, and that will help stop Spectra in Burrillville, Rhode Island. Steve Ahlquist, RI Future.org, 30 November 2015, … Continue reading We were told to shut up or quit –Spectra Energy whistleblowers
Two weeks for all the public meetings, 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 … Continue reading FERC meetings for Draft Environmental Impact Statement 28 Sep 2015 – 8 Oct 2015
Even another pipeline company can’t get critical information out of Sabal Trail. Eight months after it requested details on proposed crossings by Sabal Trail of its existing pipelines, Southern Natural Gas Company is tired of waiting. And for good reason; Sabal Trail’s crossings exponentially increase risks of corrosion, leaks, and explosions: The operational concerns associated … Continue reading Sabal Trail is proposiong an excessive number of crossings –Southern Natural Gas
FERC can’t stand the truth? Here’s what Roger Marietta wrote that you still can’t see through FERC’s elibrary, which is still broken eight hours later. Same hazard blogged here eighteen months ago. Filed with FERC 24 July 2015 as Accession Number: 20150724-5034, “Comment of Roger B. Marietta in Docket(s)/Project(s) CP15-17-000 Submission Date: 7/24/2015” Roger B. … Continue reading This pipeline is a soft target that has inadequate security measures –Roger Marietta to FERC
Canada’s FERC equivalent had to escalate from specific fines to a blanket clean-up order. Do you still believe Spectra is “a very genuine, safe, law-abiding company”? Mackenzie Scrimshaw, iPolitics.ca, 15 July 2015, The Drilldown: Spectra Energy faces NEB fines, Spectra Energy Corp SE.N is feeling the heat from the National Energy Board (NEB). As Reuters … Continue reading Canadian regulator orders Spectra to clean up its safety practices
You don’t know when a natural gas pipeline might be carrying oil. You do know pipelines corrode and leak, and this one did. It’s owned by DCP Midstream, but guess who is a director there and which company owns half of it! Odessa American, 14 April 2015, Crews begin oil spill cleanup in West Odessa, … Continue reading Natural gas pipeline carried oil which leaked: owned by a Spectra company
How do they say these things with a straight face? Although the pipeline that ruptured was at least 4 decades old, company officials say pipelines don’t age — Sure and their bathrooms don’t require air vents, because they don’t stink. …and its maintained according to federal standards. As in the standards the Pipeline & Hazardous … Continue reading Pipelines don’t age, and we have no idea why Transco blew up (again) –Williams Co.
This meeting format sounds like the Open Houses Sabal Trail held to snow and bully landowners. And notice it’s always “80 percent survey approval”, yet we never get to see any list of landowners? Plus pipeline companies are always working to improve their safety record, except it never seems to improve. See below for some … Continue reading KMI playing same tricks for Palmetto as Sabal Trail did