In April 2014 the Groveland, Florida City Council unanimously
voted to ask FERC
to move the Sabal Trail pipeline off of private property
and the Green Swamp and onto Florida state lands.
The vote is recorded in their
minutes of April 21, 2014:
Resolution 2014-04-06: Sabal Trail Transmission Line
Motion to approve
Vice Mayor James Smith,
Council Member John Griffin.
Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary:
Yes = 5).
The text of the resolution is in their
agenda packet: Continue reading Resolution against Sabal Trail pipeline –Groveland, FL 2014-04-21
Filed with FERC
19 November 2013:
nancy c dwyer,
Lake Panasoffkee, FL.
Where is consideration for alternate routes? Such as co-locating
with other FPL projects? Or, for example, locating 6 miles of
pipeline in nearby deep sandy soil vs karst/limestone substrate
connected to the aquifer, which is part of the proposed route in
Sumter County, FL.
comment with FERC.
A Sumter County, Florida resident copied her U.S. Senators
when she asked FERC to answer the questions Spectra won’t.
Senator Bill Nelson directed FERC to answer.
Here’s the letter
from Senator Bill Nelson to FERC:
NOV. 1.2013 1:37PM 4078727165 N0.4797 P. 2/4
United States Senate
WASHINGTON. DC 50510-0905
November 1, 2013
Mr. Chris Murray
Director, Division of Governmental Aﬂairs Continue reading Senator Bill Nelson directs FERC to respond
Why should a pipeline company from Texas get to gouge
a 100 foot path
through a flood plain despite local restrictions
and make enough noise to threaten a local resident in Sumter County, Florida?
A very thorough
comment on Sabal Trail’s PF14-1
by Gertrude C. Dickinson raises these questions.
deed restrictions on her lot, which is uphill from the proposed
Downhill is hardly less in the flood plain of Florida’s
Withlacoochee River in Sumter County.
No permanent structures of fill material of any sort shall be placed
within the delineated flood plain areas.
We’ve heard from Ms. Dickinson before, in her letter to SpectraBusters,
Half Moon Wildlife Management Area and Sabal Trails
and in a story by mynews123.com,
Florida opposition to Spectra pipeline.
comment sent 12 October 2013 and stamped received 21 October 2013 by FERC:
Docket #PF 14-1
Gertrude C. Dickinson
(Rutland Ranch DeveIopment- Deed Restricted)
(Rutland, Florida 33538)
Post Office Mailing Address:
Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Attn: Secretary Sarah McKinley
888 First Street N.E
Washington, DC 20426
RE: Pre-ﬁling Docket- Sabal Transmission II PF14—1
Continue reading Move pipeline to unpopulated electric corridor –Gertrude C. Dickinson
Received today. This is Florida’s Withlacoochee River. -jsq
This is the large
Half Moon Wildlife Management Area that is
adjacent to my property. They are including my property as part of
the 500 feet supposedly required. Running that pipe line through
Half Moon could result in the biggest nightmare that anyone could
ever imagine. Past events will indicate future events as far as the
pipe line industry is concerned. Pipes will leak gas eventually and
this area (I have been told) is an actual flood plain that was a
lake area in the past that connected to the Withlacoochee River. So
the water level is near the land surface and corrosive action
readily takes place.
You can see the line that follows that road on Half Moon. The pipe
line will follow Continue reading Half Moon Wildlife Management Area and Sabal Trails