There will be another public comment period and a public hearing on
Sabal Trail’s latest air quality permit application, said
Eric Cornwell of GA-EPD just now by telephone. He also said:
“So far, nobody seems to want this thing. Usually somebody is
for jobs or taxes, but not this time. One of the first times I’ve
run into a situation where neither the residents nor the county
officials want it.”
I mentioned that more than a year ago in Gilchrist County, Florida,
Sabal Trail had admitted they had already Continue reading EPD will hold a public hearing about Sabal Trail compressor air quality permit
Twice in five years a sinkhole big enough to risk rerouting a road
appears in Lowndes County, Georgia, in the same fragile karst limestone
Valdosta limesink terrain Sabal Trail proposes to gouge through
What if a sinkhole drops under that pipeline, and, like FGT in 2013,
Sabal Trail declares force majeure and doesn’t pay?
See On the LAKE Front, 2015-08-06,
County and news media digging deeper on Shiloh sinkhole story, Continue reading New sinkhole in Lowndes County terrain Sabal Trail wants to gouge through
County attorneys are paid to be cautious.
County and city Commissioners are elected to represent the people.
Which will Albany and Dougherty County listen to about unnecessary, destructive, and hazardous pipelines like Sabal Trail?
Albany Herald, 4 August 2014,
LOCAL GOVERNMENT 101: Albany’s municipal government based on charter, codes,
Dougherty County officials, who represent residents outside the city
limits, say municipalities like Albany have more governmental
flexibility in that they are not completely bound by state mandates.
But Albany’s city attorney says that is not exactly accurate.
“The state has the authority to preempt any local laws other
than zoning,” Nathan Davis says. “If state law ‘moves
into an area’ — such as the fireworks law that went into
effect in July — municipalities must have a local ordinance
that matches the state law.
“There has been in our community a call by some to create an
ordinance that would impact the ultimate decision of whether that
(Sabal Trail Transmission) pipeline is allowed Continue reading Albany, GA attorney missing the point about ordinance against pipelines
Even another pipeline company can’t get critical information out of Sabal Trail.
Eight months after it requested details on proposed crossings by Sabal Trail of its existing pipelines,
Southern Natural Gas Company is tired of waiting.
And for good reason; Sabal Trail’s crossings exponentially
increase risks of corrosion, leaks, and explosions:
The operational concerns associated with the high number of
crossings create the potential for significant cathodic protection
system issues for both operators. Continue reading Sabal Trail is proposiong an excessive number of crossings –Southern Natural Gas
Kinder Morgan opposition has escalated to
New Hampshire’s entire Congressional delegation
demanding in polite bureaucrateze for
the Department of Energy’s Inspector General to make FERC shape up.
It will take more than that, but it’s a start.
KMI’s New England Direct (NED) pipeline
is still in FERC pre-filing.
It’s time for more Georgia, Florida, and Alabama Congress members
to follow Sanford Bishop (GA-02) in
calling for FERC to deny Sabal Trail a permit.
Dougherty County and Albany, Georgia are organizing opposition from local through state to federal.
You can comment to GA-EPD about
Sabal Trail’s air quality permit for their proposed Albany compressor station.
And remember to
ecomment to FERC and petition Georgia
PDF of the New Hampshire letter, and text below. Continue reading Make FERC follow its own rules and listen to people –New Hampshire Congressional delegation to DoE Inspector General
FERC can’t stand the truth?
Here’s what Roger Marietta wrote that you still can’t see through FERC’s elibrary, which is still broken eight hours later.
Same hazard blogged here eighteen months ago.
Filed with FERC 24 July 2015 as
Accession Number: 20150724-5034,
“Comment of Roger B. Marietta in Docket(s)/Project(s) CP15-17-000 Submission Date: 7/24/2015”
Roger B. Marietta, Albany, GA.
A developer in our City was told by the Sabal Trail right of way
acquisition people that the 36″ pipe would only be buried 3 feet deep
in non agricultural areas. My concern and that of other Veterans is
what happens to pipelines in Iraq where a man with a shovel can dig
up the dirt above a pipeline and then either tap into it or unleash
an act of terrorism. With all the ISIS attacks in America recently,
this pipeline is a “soft” target that has Continue reading This pipeline is a soft target that has inadequate security measures –Roger Marietta to FERC
The state representative for Albany wrote to FERC today:
“It is difficult to
persuade anyone to settle in a community where billions of cubic feet
on methane gas are being released annually.”
Other elected and appointed officials can do the same.
And you can still
ecomment to FERC and ask Governor Deal to oppose Sabal Trail like he opposes the Palmetto pipeline.
You and your elected and appointed officials can write like Winfred Dukes did:
The proposed Sabal pipeline will have a devastating economic impact on our community. It will cause a decline in property values. It will halt the investment the city and others have made in that area. It will impact the health of our citizens. Do not allow Sabal to profit at the expense of thousands of people in our region.
Filed with FERC as
Accession Number: 20150721-5028,
“Comment of Winfred J. Dukes under CP15-17.” Continue reading Do not allow Sabal to profit at the expense of thousands of people in our region –Winfred J. Dukes, GA House District 154
This is See also the Dougherty County Commission letter referenced in the
WFXL news story.
Remember, you can still
ecomment to FERC and
ask Governor Deal to oppose Sabal Trail
like he opposes the Palmetto pipeline.
Filed with FERC 21 July 2015 as
Accession Number: 20150721-5039,
“Comment of City of Albany responding to Sabal Trail’s letter dated July 16, 2015 under CP15-17.”
City of Albany
POST OFFICE BOX 447
DOROTHY B. HUBBARD
MAYOR Continue reading Extend the Sabal Trail comment period for up to 90 days –Albany, GA to FERC
Where are the rest of our County Commissions with their concerns about
Sabal Trail suing their citizens, drilling test wells, and preparing
to bore under our rivers, fields, forests, and near our schools and homes?
You can still
contact them, and Governor Deal,
and ecomment to FERC.
this link to the text of the Albany letter
and here’s news by Tracey Smith, WFXL, 20 July 2015,
County commissioners take united stand against Sabal Trail,
At Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting, every board member
signed a letter to send to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
While members of the board have Continue reading Bad new compressor location, and need 90 days more comment period –Dougherty County Commission to FERC
Seems like Albany, Georgia residents are reaching the same conclusion
Searsmont, Maine residents reached after a compressor station blew out:
“We’ve been lied to!”
Jarvis Robertson, WFXL, 17 July 2015,
Residents continue fight against pipeline
Members of the community gathered Friday morning to let Sabal Trail
Transmission know that they weren’t giving up on the fight.
A silent protest was held Friday morning in front of STT located on
Protestors are still concerned about damage the compression pipeline
could do to the Albany-Dougherty area.
“There’s no reason for it to be in the city limits,” said Michelle
Hutchison. “It could blow up and catch on fire. It needs to be Continue reading Albany protester: we’ve been lied to from the beginning by Sabal Trail 2015-07-17