Sabal Trail targets those most vulnerable, the
“elderly, disabled and without monetary or political means to “fight” such an environmentally intrusive plan.”
Filed with FERC 23 October 2015 as Accession Number 20151023-5278,
“Comment of Senator Freddie Powell Sims under CP15-17”:
FREDDIE POWELL SIMS
110-A State Capitol
Atlanta. Georgia 30334
Phone: (404) 463-5259
Fax: (404) 463-2279
Interstate Cooperation, Vice-Chairman
Education and Youth, Secretary
Natural Resources and the Environment
The State Senate
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
October 20, 2015
Kimberly D. Bose
Federal Energy Regulation Commission
888 First Street, N.E.
Washingtun, DC 20426
Dear Ms. Bose:
As State Senator for District 12 in the State of Georgia, I write
this letter in opposition to the proposed Sabal Pipeline location in
the populous area of Dougherty County / Albany, Georgia. The Sabal
Pipeline proposed location is a “reckless” proposal that negates the
health and safety of current and future residents of Dougherty
County / Albany, Georgia. Many of the residents Continue reading Sabal Trail is a reckless proposal –GA State Senator Sims to FERC
Citizens renamed Sabal Trail the Sinkhole Pipeline because it doesn’t belong in the sinkhole-prone karst limestone of the Floridan Aquifer.
FERC can’t say they weren’t told, since videographers followed them
through all four cities so far; see for yourself.
Albany, Monday 28 September 2015, videos by Thomas Swain
Moultrie, Tuesday 29 September 2015, videos by Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE)
“You tell us you’re sorry and it happens again”, said Continue reading Videos: Citizens against Sabal “Sinkhole” Trail pipeline to FERC in Albany, Moultrie, Valdosta, and Lake City
Property rights, environment, health, and safety are why citizens oppose Sabal Trail, including
tonight in Albany
Tuesday in Moultrie or Wednesday in Valdosta.
Be sure to show up by 5:30 PM to sign up to speak.
Caitlyn Chastain, WTOC, 28 September 2015,
Public meetings ahead for Sabal Trail Pipeline, starting today,
It’s a project that has gained a lot of attention and a lot of
Many people are concerned Continue reading Citizens oppose Sabal Trail in Albany, Moultrie, and Valdosta this week –WTOC, Albany, GA
Anybody who thought FERC would do a real
Draft Environmental Impact Statement is disappointed.
But they shouldn’t be surprised: FERC, 100% funded by the industries they
“regulate”, is a rubberstamp machine. But that’s no reason to give up.
It’s reason to stand up, and take advantage of many more opportunities to stop the unnecessary, destructive, and hazardous Sabal Trail pipeline and get on with renewable solar and wind power.
Carlton Fletcher, Albany Herald, 13 September 2015,
FERC Sabal Trail ruling comes amidst protest:
Group holds fasting vigil outside federal agency’s offices,
ALBANY — Even as a group started a fast in front of the
agency’s Washington, D.C., offices and questions arose in Florida
over the safety record of Spectra Energy, the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission made it clear this week that it had no
intention of standing in the way of construction of the proposed
Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
Local opponents Continue reading FERC sides with Sabal Trail in DEIS: Surprise!
Will Spectra sue to avoid protecting gopher tortoises like it
challenged a fine for not protecting the western toad?
Here’s a comment on
We are outraged…:
As a resident of Dougherty county, Georgia, I feel it imperative
that I voice my opposition to the proposed path of the Sabal
pipeline through the property behind my home. The land where the
proposed pipeline is to be located is home to several endangered
species, as well as several areas of wetlands. In walking the
property during the winter months, we have seen
gopher tortoises, Continue reading Building the pipeline would endanger the quality of the ecosystem –Rosanne Lewis
Yes, how about a public hearing run by GA-DNR where Sabal Trail actually
has to answer questions in public?
GA-DNR may not publish comments about that proposed Sabal Trail air quality permit, deadline August 7th, but we asked for citizens to copy SpectraBusters for publication, and this one did.
From: Sarah Phillips
Date: August 4, 2015 at 2:26:52 PM EDT
Subject: Application #23350
Mr. Cornwell, I am a resident of Dougherty County, and we own the
land behind our house through which Sabal Trail proposes to clearcut a wide swath to run their natural gas pipeline. These 800 acres
are a habitat for several gopher tortoises, a few pileated
woodpeckers, wild turkey, ducks and deer. We have wetlands and wet
weather ponds. We are good stewards of this land, and we treasure
it. We are outraged about a proposed gas pipeline cutting through
Dougherty County is the only Continue reading We are outraged about a proposed gas pipeline cutting through our property!! –Sarah Phillips to GA-DNR
Now’s the time to ask your state legislators to help Rep. Ealum
oppose Sabal Trail’s proposed fracked methane pipeline.
a handy table
of all the Georgia state House and Senate members from the counties
along the proposed pipeline path.
You may want to mention the
August 7th deadline for comments to GA-EPD about the proposed Albany compressor station.
And don’t forget to
call Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and sign the petition to him,
and you can still
ecomment to FERC.
Call to Action by State Representative Darrel Bush Ealum
Darrel Bush Ealum, State Representative, Georgia House District
153 met with Governor Deal to discuss the serious environmental and
cumulative impact that the proposed SABAL Trail transmission line
and compressor station will have on the posed nine counties it will
pass through in Georgia.
Governor Deal was Continue reading Call to Action by State Representative Darrel Bush Ealum
An air quality permit for the proposed Albany compressor station
is one of many local and state permits FERC requires Sabal Trail to get.
This is a big one, because no compressor station, no pipeline.
Roger Marietta remarks:
You can email Georgia EPD prior to August 8th GA EPD:
firstname.lastname@example.org re: application # 23350 (Air Quality Permit
Application) focus on methane and other toxic gases leaking and
being blown off during pressure releases and unburnt gases and CO2
from the continuously running compressor station power turbines. Ask
for a public hearing as well.
Recommend you send more than one comment and focus on a different
issue each time.
Copy email@example.com on your ecomment to GA-EPD and we’ll
probably blog it.
And don’t forget to
call GA Governor Deal and sign the petition to him.
Do it now, or you may
hear that compressor sound in your sleep.
Atlanta has heard about Sabal Trail, Palmetto Project, and several other
proposed pipeline projects three times now from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
It’s time to act.
Greg Bluestein, AJC,
Pipeline project fuels anger in Georgia,
Their proposal comes as pipeline projects — and controversy
surrounding them — pop up across Georgia. A 157-mile Sabal
Trail Pipeline that would cross nine southwest Georgia counties has
sparked outrage in Albany and Valdosta. And Atlanta Gas Light wants
to begin pumping gas from Coweta County
to Dalton by 2017.
But Kinder Morgan’s proposal has struck a throbbing nerve, in part
because of the length of the proposed pipeline — the 320-mile
route stretches by Augusta, Savannah and Jacksonville — and in
part because of the threat of eminent domain hanging over the
“Where do we draw the line? There are no reset buttons,”
Troy Davis, a local landowner, said at one of the town hall meetings
that Kinder Morgan called to calm fears about the project. “It
will be a Kroger, a CVS, a Burger King that comes to this community
and says, ‘Hey, we have a necessity for this.’ ”
That’s why the real solution is for the Georgia legislature
to revoke eminent domain for private companies.
But the legislature doesn’t meet until January,
and we need to stop these pipelines before then.
About Kinder Morgan trespassing 1.7 miles into land owned by Billy Morris,
who also owns the newspapers in Augusta and Savannah: Continue reading Third Atlanta Journal-Constitution about Sabal Trail and Palmetto Project