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UPS Semi fueling with LNG

LNG – Liquefied Natural Gas & Small Scale Processing Facilities

The Plan We Must Stop

This is the beginning of a series of blogs to educate the public about the dangers of LNG as well as to convince as many people that we can to object to this dangerous precedent by providing information about what LNG is and what you can do.

Small Scale LNG Truck Terminal
Small Scale LNG Truck Terminal

Liquefied Natural Gas or LNG and the proposed DOE rule that would allow unregulated, with no agency oversight, small scale processing facilities to pop up in your neighborhood endangering you, family, friends. By allowing LNG processing to be your neighbor, pass you in a semi, or be on the same train as you commute, or simply passing through the area you live in, you are at great risk.  We encourage you to comment to the Federal Registry Public Comment Concerning Unregulated Small Scale LNG Processing Facilities.

This a very dangerous and unhealthy addition of unregulated with no agency oversight infrastructure to export and transport fracked gas from fracked gas pipelines such as the Sabal Trail Pipeline and others. The comment period for the public – in link above – is for you to have input as to whether fracked natural unregulated, small-scale LNG processing facilities should be approved. Please take this opportunity to answer with a resounding NO!  These new small scale LNG facilities that are now being ‘pushed’ by our government via executive order by President Trump on this past Labor Day and with the blessing of invested Governor Rick Scott will affect all Floridians as well as all areas of the USA.

There are already LNG ‘gas stations’ in Georgia  for instance and I am sure across the country as UPS is using LNG to run their semis. Did they forget hydrogen like Norway and Germany use?

The plan is to reduce volume or capacity of  fracked gas by converting it to a liquid state, an unstable state, called LNG which makes for easier transportation and storage  via train, ships and trucks all over the USA with the proposed, unregulated small-scale processing plants being located near pipelines and inland ‘ports’ in populated areas – such as Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville FL (Jaxport) – all across Florida and the USA.

Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC or rather parent companies, NextEra, FPL, Duke Energy along with TECO (Tampa Electric Co.)  plan to build another pipeline in Suwannee Counties  Springs Heartland whose land mass is a major recharge/discharge area for the Floridan Aquifer which is the sole source of water for millions of people. This pipeline will feed off to Jacksonvile, Fla and is only located 1/2 mile form the world famous Ichetucknee River! From WWALS “Crowley Maritime’s Carib Energy is already exporting LNG from Jacksonville, and is authorized to get LNG from both Floridian Natural Gas (FLiNG) in Martin County at the end of the Transco → Sabal Trail → FSC pipeline chain, and from Florida Gas Transportation (FGT)’s Jacksonville Expansion Project from Sabal Trail in Suwannee County to Jacksonville.” To read more about these approved export terminals with maps please visit WWALS blog site by clicking here.*

The plan for Florida is to transport fracked natural gas to Jacksonville Fla and various other ports along both of Florida’s coastlines for export to non-FTA (Free Trade Agreement) countries. There will also be transport via railway per permits some already granted by DOE.  Florida East Coast Railway (Approved),  Alaska Railroad (Approved) and All Aboard Florida’s planned high speed commuter railway from Miami to Orlando (More than likely according to Hannah Wiseman, Florida State University College of Law professor in TCPalm Story on LNG Transport by Train.  Also here in another TCPalm Story “The dangers of liquefied natural gas would increase when All Aboard Florida’s Brightline trains begin using the same tracks for 16 daily passenger round trips between Miami and Orlando, according to Wouters. Construction of Brightline already has begun between Miami and West Palm Beach, and service there is to begin in early 2017, with full service beginning in late 2017.”

Transportation of fracked gas from these small scale processing plants will be both for export to other countries and transported to various ports across Florida and the rest of the USA  inland on our highways via truck and via trains, creating what are commonly referred to as bomb trains and bomb trucks because of the instability of LNG.

This proposed process will begin, if we do not stop it, as  fracked gas is delivered to small-scale inland LNG Processing Facilities via gas pipelines such as the Sabal Trail Pipeline (Straight from the Marcellus Fracking fields) which spans 515 miles from Alabama, through Georgia and into Florida where these unregulated inland processing plants are to be built in populated areas just as they are in other export areas of the country. These are the same areas from which the gas will be transported by truck or train to export terminals.

Note that export of LNG to other countries by large port terminals has already begun in Jacksonville, Hialeah, Titusville which is owned by subsidiaries of Fortress Investment Group — parent company of All Aboard Florida and Florida East Coast Railway — “within seven years could build, own and operate a liquefied natural gas facility in Titusville, according to a free-trade agreement approved May 29 by the federal Department of Energy” – This approved by DOE in 2015 would increase tenfold the amount of LNG traveling our railways in Florida and has come to pass in Florida.  About 30 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas could be transported annually along the 351-mile Jacksonville-to-Miami rail corridor!  More on this story here.  Additional export stations are popping up all up and down coastal areas of Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Oregon, Alaska and more.

Please continue reading to understand exactly what LNG is and the threats it to our very lives. If additional unregulated small scale operations for processing LNG with zero oversight is allowed then we are will see even greater dangers to our lives, water and ecology.

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Sabal Trail Pipeline LLC – Pumping Water From Sante Fe River In North FLA

Water Levels are very low due to lack of rain but Sabal Trail pipeline is still pumping 100’s of Thousands gallons or water from the protected Sante Fe River.

This pumping began over a week ago after Sabal was denied further access to water at already FERC approved Beachville Mine due to owner being informed as to what they are doing with the water – use it to test and push pipe after HDD drilling UNDER the Sante FE River for over 2900′ Ft.

Water Protectors from Sacred Water Camp and Water Is Life Camp joined forces to slow the progress by direct action as they did these actions people on recon snapped the photos you see below.

Gilchrist County deputies and Sabal Trail Security have pushed people into barbed wired fences and physically attacked individuals who are exercising free speech on a PUBLIC Road and many times in the right of way. You may see videos of these actions on https://facebook.com/groups/sacredwatercamp

Please join us or support us in these actions to protect our water – Water is Life! All info and videos can be found on the above Facebook page – note important info in pinned post including directions to Sacred Water Camp.

Suwannee County is a very large aquifer re-charge and dis-charge area for the Floridan Aquifer that is now very threatened. Suwannee County is also the home of 1,000’s of fresh Water Springs – Windows to the Aquifer with many 1st magnitude springs threatened by this fracked gas pipeline for export to other countries. Not to mention the wetlands that play a vital part of water filtration. Sabal Trail is dumping sludge, getting leaking equipment stuck — destroying close to 1,000 acres of wetlands.

Please report any violations that you may see and again join us or send support – see Facebook page please and pinned post in group.

This is just one spring in Suwannee County – Running Springs
Sabal Trail pump at Sante Fe which is filling Tanker Trucks
Sabal Trail Pipeline pumping Water From Sante Fe River

~~Deb

Sabal Trail Bi-weekly REPORT – 20161104-5117(31768039).pdf

Non-answers in Sabal Trail Biweekly Status Report 2016-11-04

http://www.wwals.net/2016/11/09/non-answers-in-sabal-trail-biweekly-status-report-2016-11-04/

What is Sabal Trail sending into the WIthlacoochee River between Quitman and Valdosta, GA? WWALS PR 2016-11-09

http://www.wwals.net/2016/11/09/what-is-sabal-trail-sending-into-the-withlacoochee-river-between-quitman-and-valdosta-ga-wwals-pr-2016-11-09/



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On Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8:57:59 PM UTC-4, Debra Johnson wrote:

Latest bi-weekly from Sabal Trail pipeline the corporate invaders threatening our lives, water, land to export fracked gas to other countries.

Hello from Sacred Water Camp

#Sacredwatercamp

~~ Deb

Chemical Composition of Fracked & Piped

Just what is in ‘natural’ fracked and piped gas?

There are many variables in the chemical composition of natural gas. Depending on where it came from to what the receiver requires and what it going to be used for.

Certainly not a chemist, but the link and attachment contain info that may be helpful to those who want to know.

http://www.brighthub.com/environment/science-environmental/articles/102923.aspx

#Sacredwatercamp
#Spectrabusters

wgq_bps100605w2.pdf

Sacredwatercamp Water Protectors Action in Live Oak FLA – Oct 20 2016

Reporting from #Sacredwatercamp in Live Oak Fl –  [edit] 10/28/2016

Action today At Sabal Trail/Enbridge pipeline construction site/Staging area in Live Oak Fl where they plan to bore under the Suwannee and Sante Fe Rivers. The Sante Fe they will HDD drill under within the next 2 days!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sacredwatercamp/

[edit]
Please come and join us here is a map of current location near Spirit of Suwannee Music Park  @ 91st lane and 91st Dr Live Oak FL :

https://www.google.com/maps/place/91st+Ln+%26+91st+Dr,+Live+Oak,+FL+32060/@30.3287715,-82.8664355,12z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88eee1b0cf1ac38f:0x99ab9896807d8610!8m2!3d30.3925897!4d-82.934561

See pics below — here of today’s action

~~ Deb

Sabal Trail Pipeline Being Laid At Suwannee River In State Park

Sabal Trail is moving fast and people need to get to Sacred Water Camp near Live Oak FL

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sacredwatercamp

Sabal Trail is laying pipe in Suwannee River State Park now.

[edit] Running east of a 1st magnitude springs —  Lime Sink Run

Join us #Sacredwatercamp

https://www.google.com/maps/place/91st+Ln+%26+91st+Dr,+Live+Oak,+FL+32060/@30.3287715,-82.8664355,12z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88eee1b0cf1ac38f:0x99ab9896807d8610!8m2!3d30.3925897!4d-82.934561

~~~Deb

Direct Non-Violent Action Against Sabal Trail Pipeline Near Live Oak FLorida

Suwannee County Sabal Trail Pipeline
Suwannee County Sabal Trail Pipeline – Off River Road

Please join us.  Indigenous Tribes invite all people to a Sabal Trail Pipeline direct action demonstration near Live Oak/ Ellaville Fla on River Road @ Corner Of 197th Place And 199th Place Live Oak, Fl.
This is an Indigenous spiritual event similar to Dakota Access Sacred Stone Camp. Camping is available.

Demonstration will begin Monday October 17 @ 7 am — all are welcome to join encampment as long as non-violent.  Stressing NON-VIOLENT DEMONSTRATION.

Please note this is not a Spectrabusters event but Spectrabusters does show support for this event.

Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1588000324841298/

They will be drilling under the Suwannee River right down the road!  We must act and act now.
~~ Deb

Sabal Trail Prepared to begin to Drill pipeline under Withlacoochee River in Lowndes County GA – Near Valdosta


Hdd Drilling truck at Withlacoochee River prepared to drill under the river. Thank you to jsq of WWals

As reported to me earlier today Sabal Trail has hauled matting, delivered a HDD truck to drill under the Withlacoochee River in Lowndes County:

"Sabal Trail is apparently in full preparation for HDD of the Withlacoochee River on U.S. 84 west of Valdosta in Lowndes Co. There is plenty of activity going on just off of Old Quitman Hwy such as a lot of acreage has been completely cleared, semi trucks going in and out hauling excavators and matting.

"The area that has been cleared (bare) is large enough to accommodate lots of pipe. The construction/destruction activity can be clearly seen from a public dirt road at the end of Old Quitman Hwy, if you would like to take pictures or video of the activities."


Or if you wish to plan a protest to try to halt this dangerous horizontal drilling under a river that flows into Florida and will adversely impact the Floridan Aquifer — our sole source of water. Exit 16 off I75 to Valdosta, go west and turn on Old Quitman Highway.

John Quarterman went to site today and took some pictures. He stated that while he was there a HDD — drilling truck arrived – see picture above.

Here is a link to more pictures John took today:

http://www.wwals.net/2016/10/05/hdd-equipment-truck-at-withlacoochee-river-lowndes-county-sabal-trail-site/


Thank you to anonymous sources and to John Quarterman for visiting the site.


~~Deb