Local ordinances lead to state laws banning fracking and pipelines.
And don’t forget Sabal Trail has to get permits from the Georgia
Department of Transportation for road crossings and an air quality permit
from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for the Albany compressor
station, or no pipeline.
There is plenty local, state, and federal elected officials can do to
stop this invading fracked methane destruction and hazard.
Rev. Ezekiel Holly
called on local officials to act.
Here are some ways how.
Alabama Gas Corporation has taken legal action to attempt to stop
the Montgomery Advertiser from publishing or writing about the
company’s document that outlines a plan to ensure the safety of gas
The document, Alagasco’s Distribution Integrity Management Plan
(DIMP), was obtained in June through a public records request to the
Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC), which oversees the state’s
A foreign company wanting to take local resources and not even
provide any local jobs, only in “preliminary stages”: sound familiar?
Swiss company Nestlé used the same playbook to try to grab
water from the Wacissa River that Houston company Spectra Energy
is trying to gouge its hundred-foot right of way for its yard-wide
fracked methane pipeline through Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.
Wacissa and Jefferson County, Florida fought back and won.
Counties can do the same to stop that pipeline.
The Florida Panhandle alternative route appears to cross several Georgia
rivers by hugging the Georgia-Florida line
to avoid the
Apalachicola National Forest
Lake Talquin State Forest in Florida.
This looks like the route
published in Florida newspapers
back in June.
Choctaw, Clarke, Monroe, Conecuh, Covington, Coffee, Dale, Geneva, and Houston Counties
and Jackson, Gadsden and Jefferson Counties in Florida.