Filed with FERC
16 April 2014
with special subject
“Congressional Submittal submitted in FERC PF14-1-000 by US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES”.
Rep. Bishop is listening to citizens about the pipeline
10AM Thursday 17 April 2014 in Albany, GA.
SANFORD D. BISHOP, JR.
SECOND District, Georgia
COMMITTEE on Appropriations….
Congress of the United States
House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
April 14, 2014
Ms. Cheryl A. LaFleur
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20426
Dear Acting Chairman LaFleur: Continue reading Extend the comment period –Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02)
Filed with FERC
11 April 2014.
These are apparently
the items he referred to Saturday 29 March 2014
at the SpectraBusters panel at VSU. There’s
much more that can be done but this is a good step forward. -jsq
Bill E Slaughter, JR, Hahira, GA.
April 10, 2014
To whom it may concern:
If the route for the proposed Sabal Trail Pipeline comes through any
part of Lowndes County as Chairman of the Lowndes County Commission
and on the behalf of the Commission and Citizens of Lowndes County I
would like to address several concerns we have with the Sabal Trail
Pipeline Docket # P14-1-000.
- All road crossings must obtain a Lowndes County R/W Encroachment
Permit for each crossing which will include all information required by
the Lowndes County Engineer.
- All road crossings shall be perpendicular to the R/W.
- All road crossings shall be Continue reading Sabal Trail will be expected to adhere and honor all Lowndes County Ordinances –Bill E Slaughter, JR to FERC
This is the text of the resolution
passed by the Colquitt County Board of Commissioners, and
here it is in PDF. -jsq
Resolution Number 2014-R-6.
COLQUITT COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
SABAL TRAIL NATURAL GAS PIPELINE
WHEREAS, Sabal Trail Natural Gas Pipeline proposes to construct a
natural gas transmission pipeline that will bisect a large portion
of Colquitt County, Georgia; and,
WHEREAS, Colquitt County, Georgia is the largest agricultural
production county in the State of Georgia with numerous farms and
agricultural infrastructure throughout the county and in the
proposed path of the Sabal Trail Natural Gas Pipeline; and,
WHEREAS, there remains many concerns among area agricultural growers
regarding the depth of the pipeline in agricultural areas.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Continue reading Resolution: Sabal Trail Natural Gas Pipeline –Colquitt County Board of Commissioners
Another new ally added to
the Allies page; today it’s
No Fracked Gas in Mass., who bring us excellent
tips on getting a resolution your local elected government’s agenda.
“Fighting Kinder Morgan/TGP’s Northeast
Expansion across the Berkshires and Northern Massachusetts. Our mission
is to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and to create a comprehensive
renewable energy infrastructure.”
They have an excellent post about
getting resolutions on your town meeting agenda:
If you are thinking about bringing a non-binding resolution before
your town meeting, time is running out. Each town has its own deadline
for adding items to town meeting’s agenda and its own requirements for
resolutions — in Cummington, we needed to gather just fifteen
signatures and submit them to our town clerk for verification. Ask your
select board members or your town clerk what the deadline is, and what
the requirements are, for your town.
You can download
the Cummington resolution to use as a model (here is a .txt
version); if you are wondering what the
point of a non-binding resolution is, please read
In Massachusetts select board members are what many other places
call city council members.
And many towns in Mass. make it easy for citizens to get resolutions
on their agendas.
Why should it be more difficult anywhere else?
You can contact your Continue reading No Fracked Gas in Mass. allies with SpectraBusters
Spectra is claiming to have learned lessons from their safety record
previously repeatedly claimed they were not familiar with.
Josh Rhoden reported for WALB 3 and 4 March 2014,
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds pipeline hearing,
Guenevere Perry and her mother Dianne came out to Monday night’s
meeting, they’re worried about the effect the pipeline may have on
their property value.
“Some of the concerns that would be more imminent to citizens in the
area would be property value,” said Guenevere Perry.
Critics say Spectra energy, one of the companies involved in the
project, has had three major explosions in Oklahoma, Canada, and
Nebraska. But Andrea Grover with the Sabal Trail Project insists
spectra has a good track record.
“Spectra energy really has a good safety record, we have the best in
the industry, we take a lot of lessons learned and apply them to our
programs,” said Andrea Grover, Sabal Trail Transmission.
So now she’s familiar with Spectra’s safety record after for months she wasn’t?
When did Spectra learn all these lessons, and when Continue reading Sabal Trail same old at Albany FERC Scoping Meeting
The Colquitt County Commission demonstrated there are things local governments can do.
Alan Mauldin wrote for the Moultrie Observer 4 March 2014,
County urges minimum depth for Sabal Trail pipeline,
Continue reading Colquitt County passes pipeline minimum depth resolution
As the largest and most diverse agricultural county in Georgia, the
prospect of a 100-foot construction zone for a pipeline project
raises concerns in Colquitt County.
On Tuesday, Colquitt County Commission put its thoughts on the issue
of farmland as it relates to the proposed pipeline into an official
statement. In a resolution, commissioners voted to request
protection for farm resources, land and water, and equipment.
“The Colquitt County Board of Commissioners adamantly urge
that the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline is buried with a minimum
of five feet of top cover when traversing agricultural properties to
include pasture land, cultivated lands, surface drains, diversions,
waterways, open ditches and streams,” the commission said in