The state representative for Albany wrote to FERC today:
“It is difficult to
persuade anyone to settle in a community where billions of cubic feet
on methane gas are being released annually.”
Other elected and appointed officials can do the same.
And you can still
ecomment to FERC and ask Governor Deal to oppose Sabal Trail like he opposes the Palmetto pipeline.
You and your elected and appointed officials can write like Winfred Dukes did:
The proposed Sabal pipeline will have a devastating economic impact on our community. It will cause a decline in property values. It will halt the investment the city and others have made in that area. It will impact the health of our citizens. Do not allow Sabal to profit at the expense of thousands of people in our region.
Filed with FERC as
Accession Number: 20150721-5028,
“Comment of Winfred J. Dukes under CP15-17.” Continue reading Do not allow Sabal to profit at the expense of thousands of people in our region –Winfred J. Dukes, GA House District 154
This is See also the Dougherty County Commission letter referenced in the
WFXL news story.
Remember, you can still
ecomment to FERC and
ask Governor Deal to oppose Sabal Trail
like he opposes the Palmetto pipeline.
Filed with FERC 21 July 2015 as
Accession Number: 20150721-5039,
“Comment of City of Albany responding to Sabal Trail’s letter dated July 16, 2015 under CP15-17.”
City of Albany
POST OFFICE BOX 447
DOROTHY B. HUBBARD
MAYOR Continue reading Extend the Sabal Trail comment period for up to 90 days –Albany, GA to FERC
Where are the rest of our County Commissions with their concerns about
Sabal Trail suing their citizens, drilling test wells, and preparing
to bore under our rivers, fields, forests, and near our schools and homes?
You can still
contact them, and Governor Deal,
and ecomment to FERC.
this link to the text of the Albany letter
and here’s news by Tracey Smith, WFXL, 20 July 2015,
County commissioners take united stand against Sabal Trail,
At Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting, every board member
signed a letter to send to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
While members of the board have Continue reading Bad new compressor location, and need 90 days more comment period –Dougherty County Commission to FERC
Nobody says it better than Dougherty County native Gloria Gaines,
this time at the protest last Saturday at the Albany Sabal Trail office.
This is a terrible imposition on this majority African-American community….
It is a terrible environmental justice against this community.
And I’m just happy to see all the people out here today,
because they clearly understand: if we don’t want this in our
community, that we must stand up and say so….
This is our beloved Dougherty County and we’re
all fighting Continue reading This compressor station is a terrible injustice against this community –Gloria Gaines 2015-07-11
Sabal Trail strikes back, claiming trespassing on your property for surveying
isn’t a taking of your property rights, and pretending that wouldn’t lead to taking of property rights through eminent domain.
Filed with FERC 1 December 2014 as
Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC submits Response to Recent Correspondence under PF14-1.
SABAL TRAIL TRANSMISSION, LLC
5400 Westheimer Court
Houston, TX 77056
December 1, 2014
Ms. Kimberly D. Bose
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20426
Re: Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC, Docket No. PF14-1-000
Response to Recent Correspondence
Dear Ms. Bose:
In a recent filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“Commission”),
20141119-5122, Ms. Sandra Y. Jones alleged that Spectra Energy and Sabal Trail land agents have
“threatened eminent domain” against homeowners along the
proposed Sabal Trail route. Sabal Trail and Spectra Energy take
these Continue reading Sabal Trail Strikes Back
A Colquitt County resident spelled out a series of eminent domain threats
to her, plus the background of the infamous Stewart County eminent domain ruling Sabal Trail has used to threaten landowners in other counties.
Filed with FERC 19 November 2014 as
Protest of Sandra Y Jones under PF14-1 (PDF),
Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioners:
an interview with Spectra’s Andrea Grover in
today’s Valdosta Daily Times newspaper requires a response from an
impacted landowner and please note that I am only one of possibly
over a thousand in the same position. Ms. Grover asserts that
allegations from homeowners that surveyors threatened eminent domain
on their properties
“hard to believe.”
Grover may be right that surveyors have not threatened eminent
domain, but Spectra Energy and Sabal Trail land agents certainly
have. In the second letter I received from this company dated
September 16, 2013 (see attachments) requesting my signature for
permission to survey my two tracts of land, the use of Georgia
“We hope you understand Continue reading My Thanksgiving prize was an eminent domain threat from Sabal Trail –Sandra Jones to FERC
Back in May Sabal Trail and FSC argued fracking wasn’t relevant
to their pipelines.
How can they argue that now that FPL wants to frack
frack Oklahoma for methane for those pipelnes proposed to gouge through
Alabama, Florida, and Georgia?
Mary Ellen Klas, Miami Herald, 1 December 2014,
FPL asks permission to drill for natural gas, Continue reading Miami Herald notices FPL wants ratepayers to pay to frack Oklahoma
Here are a few things you get with a pipeline easement:
no right to grow trees on it, limited right to put up fences,
and if you do, you have to have gates in them that the pipeline
company can put their own lock on.
But you do get to continue to pay taxes on land you can no longer
fully use; land that now contains a potentially corrosive, leaky,
explosive hazard that you can’t tap for your own use.
And you do get pipeline company contractors coming through at their
convenience to mow or otherwise clear the right of way.
Contractors who may be somewhat unclear on where the right of way
ends and your trees, for example, start.
Without ever having to notify you then or tell you later what happened.
And it’s even worse than that: you may get another pipeline, and meanwhile the pipeline company will claim rights over local governments and developments.
All while the world has changed and the sun has risen on a better way.
All bets are off if there’s a pipeline break Continue reading Why accepting a natural gas easement is a bad deal
Produce the agreements that allegedly justify need:
Again, if SST is going to rely on precedent
agreements to justify taking people’s private property by eminent
domain, it should at least be required to produce the agreements.
Based on all of the above. it does not require much of a leap to
assume that SST is planning to take people’s private property for
private profit by enabling one of its parent owners.
Filed with FERC 14 November 2014,
Comment of Gloria Gaines under PF14-1, submitted on behalf of State Representative Winfred Dukes. Continue reading Find that Sabal Trail has not met its burden to show the pipeline is needed –Winfred Dukes