Filed with FERC
24 November 2013:
Danielle Jordan, Valdosta, GA.
The proposal to build a natural gas pipeline by Sabal Trail/Spectra
Energy is unnecessary and, undoubtedly, not in the best interest of
the citizens living along its path. Not only will the construction
of this pipeline create safety issues and devalue the property of
affected landowners, it also serves as an extension of the fracking
industry responsible for contaminated groundwater in drilling areas.
The externalized costs of the natural gas industry are far too
detrimental to public health for this to be considered when the
potential for solar power in our region remains largely untapped.
Furthermore, natural gas has been marketed as Continue reading Respect the rights of citizens and landowners –Danielle Jordan to FERC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Valdosta, December 13,
2013 –Landowners and others can talk directly to the
federal oversight agency that has to approve any new
pipelines will be at an Open House they required Sabal Trail
Transmission to hold Clyattville Elementary Monday evening.
For those who are unable to stand and circulate the room an
area will be provided and representatives from the Federal
Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) have been assigned just
for this area. Protesters against the pipeline will be out
front starting at 4PM.
5:00 PM to
Monday, December 16 th 2013
Clyattville Elementary School
5386 Madison Highway
Valdosta, GA 31601
Phone: (229) 559-7062
Spectra Energy 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) for no benefit to local citizens. A
one-time payment is nowhere near adequate for permanent
destruction and hazards when FPL and Spectra would profit
Property values: Continue reading Talk to FERC at Clyattville Elementary Monday 2013-12-16
The fossil fuel industry has hijacked a perfectly good word
to cover their destructions.
Wendy Lynn Lee
wrote for The Wrench, 5 December 2013,
CADAVER COSMETICS: THE AESTHETICS OF “SUSTAINABILITY”,
The following is an excerpt from a forthcoming article, “Sustainable
Wasteland,” scheduled to be published in 2014—but more
importantly, it inaugurates a new series devoted to dismantling the
concept of “sustainability” as the greenwashing masquerade of an
industry that would convince us that “reclamation” means planting
grass and laying down straw where 100 year old trees used to stand,
that painting natural gas pipeline forest green is forest
restoration. I have coined the phrase cadaver cosmetics to signal
that what underlay the”landscape architecture” of the fracking
industry’s notion of “sustainability” is nothing but powder on the
face of a corpse that was once an ecosystem.
Some refer to the effort to conceal a bad deal as if it were a good
one as “lipstick on a pig.” But in that case, we’re at least invited
to imagine Continue reading Reclamation means planting grass and laying down straw where 100 year old trees used to stand
Filed with FERC
April Huntley, Naylor, GA.
The proposed natural gas pipeline by
Sabal Trails/Spectra Energy is not in the interest of United States
citizens much less the states that it crosses—Alabama, Georgia
and Florida. Natural gas and fossil fuel companies are trying to
force profits out of a dying industry at the expense of the
communities and people’s health and livelihoods in their wake.
Fossil fuels are dirty and dangerous sources of energy that FERC
should not approve new projects for. We need to conserve our land
and water for all people, instead of destroying them for money and
profits that cannot replace diminished life.
I ask that docket # PF14-1 not be approved. Please protect the
rights of the landowners affected by this pipeline route. Nobody
should be forced to have a pipeline as large as 36″ with an
explosion radius of 600′ on their land. There are as many as 80
explosions a year from natural gas pipelines causing injury and
death to those unfortunate enough to be in the path of one. Natural
gas is not a safe alternative fuel as the industry tries to paint
the picture. We need focus on renewable energies that are safe for
humans and the environment. Exploitation of the environment for
corporate profits needs to become a thing of the past!
comment with FERC.
Today is the last day
to file legal protest against the Sabal Trail
pipeline at the Florida PSC.
AARP is already protesting FPL’s rate hikes for that pipeline
all the way to the Supreme Court,
for the health, safety, and financial security of AARP members;
concerns that are just as valid along the whole path of that
proposed pipeline as they are for FPL ratepayers in Florida.
Dr. Richard Swier wrote for watchdogwire.com 3 May 2013,
AARP files brief in the Florida Supreme Court challenging the Florida Public Service Commission:
Lawsuit involves FPL rate increase,
Attorney Jack L. McRay — representing the AARP — has
filed a brief with the Florida Supreme Court asking the Court to
remand the recent decision by the Florida Public Service Commission
(Commission) to approval a “secret” settlement agreement
between Florida Power & Light (FPL) and three other parties related
to FPL’s March 2012 petition filed with the Commission to raise
electric rates for some 4.1 million customers.
What are these rate increases for?
Let’s go to the horse’s mouth,
FPL VP of development and external affairs Pam Rauch,
the same who
filed PF14-2 at FERC for the connecting pipeline Florida Southeast Connection LLC (FSC),
wrote in Florida Voices 29 July 2012,
FPL Makes Its Case for Rate Increase, Continue reading AARP against FPL rate hike for gas pipeline
the facebook page 3 November 2013. -jsq
Do you like drinking swimming pool cleaner, table salt, automotive
anti-freeze, household cleaners, laundry detergent, hand soap,
disinfectants, sanitizers, glass cleaner, or anti-prespirants? NO?
all of these compounds are used in the hydraulic
fracturing process (fracking) implemented by Spectra Energy, whom
wish to build a pipeline through our county from Alabama to Florida.
Join VSU students and Lowndes county members in the viewing of
GASLAND part 2. Also, theres an organized movement opposing the new
pipeline through our county and state!
-Blake Spaghetty Clark
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