Filed with FERC
11 April 2014. -jsq
When this project process first began, Florida
newspapers, such as the ones in Martin County, Gainesville, Ocala,
and others, ran the story with a map of the proposed pipeline, from
FPL, plainly showing the route running from Alabama straight to
Florida completely bypassing Georgia. The now “preferred” route
runs approximately 156 miles, or more through Georgia. Sabal has not
been forthcoming, even in their Resource Report 10, as to the reason
for the change. Has there been any encouragement from any
governmental entity, State or Federal, for Sabal to reroute this
pipeline through the state of Georgia? If yes, which entity and why?
If no, why did FERC allow Sabal to change routes? Cost would be an
In August and September of 2013, landowners who
previously had not agreed to allow Sabal personnel onto their
property began receiving letters first from Sabal and then from the
law firm of Hunton & Williams of Atlanta, Ga., on behalf of
Sabal, using intimidating and Continue reading Does FERC ever question the honesty and integrity of companies such as Sabal? –Sandra Slack
Update 9PM 16 April 2014: Cancelled due to flood-stage water levels in the Withlacoochee River, with more rain expected Friday. To be rescheduled.
7:30 AM Saturday 19 April 2014 on the Withlacoochee River
between Valdosta and Quitman,
put in at Old Quitman Road
on the Brooks County side (just south of US 84):
Paddle past where the proposed Sabal Trail methane pipeline
would cross the Withlacoochee River, digging into our fragile
karst limesone, above our drinking-water Floridan Aquifer.
This is a joint event of Continue reading Cancelled! Paddle Against the Pipeline on the Withlacoochee River
Filed with FERC
14 February 2014.
His #2 is basically the same question
Susan Waller didn’t even want to hear:
if the Sabal Trail pipeline won’t damage property values,
why doesn’t Spectra buy up all the affected property
and resell it later at a profit? -jsq
James Ryder, Tallahassee, FL.
We own a plot of land on Spain Lane in Brooks Co GA. My issue is
that no matter what is logical, SPECTER, seems to be very narrow
minded and due to eminent domain they do not seem to under stand
that there proposal will devalue the already encumbered property
(Sonat gas line and an electric easement) to the point that the
property will be virtually worthless. The Solutions below are
reasonable and should be considered.
Emailed to Dan Miller Spectra.
I have had a the opportunity to look over your recent proposal on
the pipeline route. It looks a bit chaotic. Although it solve one
problem, it creates several others. Your recent problem now runs
pipe helter schelter all over the remaining property. I have
attached a map and a description of a proposal that I think would
solve all of our problems.
Solution 1: From the point of intersection of the SONAT gas pipe
line Continue reading Proposal will devalue property to be virtually worthless –James Ryder to FERC
Filed with FERC
2 December 2013:
James & Tracy Ryder, Tallahassee, FL.
We have been contacted by Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC regarding
their proposed natural gas pipeline. In their contacts with us, they
requested permission to survey our property in reference to one of
the proposed corridors since we are already encumbered with the
SONAT pipeline that run through the middle of our property. We were
told that we should sign the consent because they would use eminent
domain to access our property against our will if need be. In a
public meeting we were told they were putting in a 24″ line
that would provide gas to mid and south Florida. We have later
learned that they are intending to put in a 36″ line that
would not serve Florida, but would provide for exports from Florida.
Sabal Trail has not been providing accurate, or clear information to
the public regarding these pipeline endeavors. When we asked about
alternate corridors, we were told they would not consider the
alternate corridor that was originally proposed due to the fact that
there were many people impacted.
Seriously, Brooks County may be the
home to many a farmer and lower income folks, but I assure they are
people and don’t deserve to be exploited for the potential gains in
revenue and exportation of our limited natural resources. Continue reading Farmer and lower income folks are people –James & Tracy Ryder to FERC
Filed with FERC
1 December 2013:
Thomas Lovett, Quitman, GA.
December 1, 2013
Thomas D. Lovett
250 Monument Church Road
Quitman, GA 31643
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20426
Re: FERC Docket No. PF-14-1
As a Brooks County, Georgia landowner who would be directly affected
by Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC’s proposed pipeline, I adamantly
oppose this proposed pipeline, for the reasons stated below.
The 36-inch pipeline/easement would cut a path approximately 5,480
feet long and 100 feet wide across our family farm, located at 250
Monument Church Road, Quitman, Georgia, 31643. Our family farm has
been continuously owned by my family for more than 100 years. I live
on the farm with my wife and two boys.
The pipeline, if allowed, would be approximately 680 feet directly
behind our residence. It would be approximately 790 feet from nearby
Morning Star Church Continue reading I adamantly oppose this proposed pipeline –Thomas Lovett to FERC
Filed with FERC
15 January 2014:
Dante Acevedo, quitman, GA.
I am a resident of Brooks county in southern Georgia. My property is
being intruded upon by Sabal Trail, a subsidiary of Spectra Energy.
Since the pipeline is “open-access,” it will encourage industrial
development, including natural gas extraction, which will
drastically alter the rural character of the community where I have
lived for nearly twenty years and my grandmother for nearly 50
years. As no one else can represent my interests in this matter, I
am filing this motion to intervene. This is a tremendously dangerous
endeavor since it is going through a rural area with many homes and
livelihoods. The thought of such a monstrous pipeline with the
potential to create massive destruction and death outside ones door
is more than one can be compensated for.
Furthermore, this pipeline proposal seems to dismiss Continue reading Monstrous pipeline more than one can be compensated for –Dante Acevedo to FERC