Apparently unaware of
its own parent NextEra’s green energy move in Hawaii,
FPL wants to
frack Oklahoma, and meets some resistance from a newspaper back home in Florida.
Editorials: PSC should reject FPL’s request to explore for natural gas,
If the Florida Public Service Commission wants to give electric
utilities unprecedented permission to explore for natural gas or
gold or other riches, it ought to at least require the utilities’
shareholders to assume the financial risk. Utility customers should
not pay all of the costs while the monopolies keep all of the
profits, which is exactly what Florida Power & Light wants the PSC
The editorial elaborates, including this: Continue reading PSC should reject FPL’s request to explore for natural gas –Tampa Bay Times
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
Dear SpectraBusters and Allies,
Thanks to all who get out on the street, into the halls of government,
or on the media: public awareness is the key to winning this fight.
Thanks to all who quietly and often anonymously help Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
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through Tuesday November 25th. (PDF)
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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
FPL’s going to
help frack on that other river you can see on that map in Olkahoma, so they can ship the gas through Sabal Trail to Florida, where there are three already-approved LNG export operations.
Matthew Nuttle, News9.com, 9 November 2014,
Five Earthquakes Strike Within Minutes Of Each Other In Northern, Central OK,
OKLAHOMA CITY—A rash of earthquakes erupted in counties across
northern and central parts of Oklahoma, Sunday night.
Five earthquakes in all were recorded between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.,
the most of which occurred near the town of Medford, Okla.
Apparently Williams Company’s Atlantic Sunrise
pipeline wasn’t enough to push Marcellus Shale fracked methane through
Transco to Sabal Trail: Spectra Energy has bought directly into that action
through yet another Pennsylvania pipeline.
PennEast also announced 17 October 2014 it prefiled as FERC docket PF15-1-000.
And PennEast listed some Open Houses 10,12,13, and 18 November 2014 in Pennsylvania and New Jersey,
so friends and colleagues may want to go there and object,
many did at the Atlantic Sunrise PF14-8 Scoping Meetings.
FERC’s ecomment system has been flooded with objections ever since the pre-filing of 7 October 2014, such as
this one of 9 October 2014: Continue reading Spectra buys into PennEast Pipeline for Marcellus Shale fracked gas to Transco
If the birthplace of fracking can’t live with it, who can?
How about nobody?
Marice Richter, Reuters, 5 November 2014,
Texas city bans fracking in its birthplace, court battles loom,
“Denton, Texas is where hydraulic fracturing was invented,” said
Bruce Baizel, Earthworks energy program director. “If this place in
the heart of the oil and gas industry can’t live with fracking, then
Fracking was pioneered at the Barnett shale formation where Denton
is located. Exxon Mobil’s XTO unit honed its shale expertise in the
natural gas-rich Barnett.
the Barnett Shale is one of the sources of Spectra’s fracked methane
that might go through the Sabal Trail pipeline. Continue reading Voters in birthplace of fracking ban it, Denton, TX sued
Marcellus Shale fracked methane through Atlantic Sunrise to Transco to Sabal Trail to TECO to Jaxport for LNG export?
And maybe an explanation for why Sempra Energy, like Spectra Energy,
donated to both GA Gov. Nathan Deal’s and AL Gov. Robert Bentley’s
Sempra apparently wants to export Marcellus Shale gas from Jacksonville,
and Sabal Trail is the proposed conduit for that through Alabama and Georgia
John Burr wrote for Jacksonville Business Journal 10 March 2014,
TECO Peoples Gas looks to expand natural gas pipeline to Jacksonville, Continue reading Sabal Trail to TECO to Jaxport for LNG export?
FPL wants federal eminent domain to gouge a hundred-foot right of way
for a yard-wide fracked methane pipeline
through Alabama, Georgia, and Florida,
claiming Florida needs new power.
That don’t pass the smell test.
Nationwide electricity demand continues to decline,
as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reminded
the pipeline-permitting Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in April.
EPA asked FPL why it couldn’t implement
conservation, efficiency, compressed gas storage, or other energy sources.
FPL projected 13% electricity demand increase in its
2014 ten-year plan to the Florida Public Service Commission (FL PSC).
A third pipeline would be a 50% increase. Why?
Sabal Trail, the pipeline joint venture of FPL and Spectra Energy of Houston,
claims Duke Energy needs Continue reading It don’t pass the smell test: FPL’s extra natural gas pipeline –SpectraBusters