Update: 10 Feb 2014: Watch it online or go to one of several other upcoming county commission meetings.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Valdosta, 6 February 2014 —
Local landowner Monica Martin will speak to the Osceola
County Commission about the proposed Sabal Trail methane gas
pipeline and its effects on the aquifer, native wildlife,
and the landscape, plus property values and property rights.
Other local citizens may also speak in the same "Hear
the Audience" section (turn in a "Request to
Speak" form before the meeting). Anyone from anywhere
can come listen, or protest against the pipeline
Monday, February 10 th 2014
Administration Building 4 th Floor
One Courthouse Square
Kissimmee, Florida 34741
Why: Spectra Energy,
which had compressor station leaks in Maine last month and
in Pennsylvania last year, plus multiple fines by Pipeline
Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for
corrosion and leaks, and a record $15 million EPA fine for
PCB contamination, proposes a hundred-foot-wide gash through
our lands for their huge 36 inch Sabal Trail gas
pipeline from Alabama through Georgia to feed Florida Power
and Light (FPL) and Duke Energy for no benefit to local
citizens and rate hikes for FPL customers. A one-time
payment is not enough Continue reading Question the Sabal Trail pipeline in Osceola County 2014-02-10
Its name is the
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,
but lately it’s been sounding more like a marketing firm for pipeline companies.
You can help fix that.
Bill Thompson wrote for Ocala.com 11 December 2013 about a meeting
in Dunnellon, Florida,
At open house, Sabal Trail presents plans for natural gas pipeline,
About 50 people attended an open house meeting held by Sabal Trail
Transmission LLC, the energy firm that will construct the roughly
465-mile line for two of America’s biggest energy companies. The
line will go through Alachua and Marion counties, among others….
John Peconom, project manager for the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission, which will have final approval over the pipeline,
described Sabal Trails efforts at this point as “shaking the
The company, he said, is attempting to identify — and
mitigate, if necessary — as many issues as possible before
filing its application with the government, which should come in
about a year.
Peconom told me
in Moultrie, GA 27 January 2014
that that last was FERC’s role.
I wonder why Continue reading FERC: regulatory agency or marketing firm for pipeline companies?
five compressor stations along its Sabal Trail Transmission
Alexander in Tallapoosa County, AL,
Albany in Dougherty County, GA,
Hildreth in Suwannee County, FL,
Dunnellon in Marion County, FL,
Reunion in Osceola County, FL.
Why should we expect them to be any safer than
the ones in Maine or Pennsylvania?
Alexander City Compressor Station
Tallapoosa County, Alabama Continue reading Five compressor stations proposed by Sabal Trail and Spectra