After you’ve signed
the petition to GA Gov. Nathan Deal,
you can call or write him and other state, federal, and local elected and appointed officials
and ask them to oppose the unnecessary, destructive, and dangerous Sabal Trail
fracked methane pipeline.
Georgia is the fastest growing solar market in the country, and the
Georgia legislature just passed unanimously and the Governor signed
a law to facilitate financing solar power.
Help the pipeline shrink away from the Georgia sunshine!
The great state of Georgia should protect its citizens from
this invader from Texas that threatens our water, our land, and our
way of life.
Governor Continue reading Ask your elected and appointed public officials to oppose Sabal Trail
Please sign this petition to
Please Ban The Sabal Trail Fracked Gas Pipeline.
Congratulations again to Push Back the Pipeline for convincing
GA Gov. Deal and Lt. Gov. Cagle to oppose Kinder Morgan’s Palmetto Project
the Georgia Dept. of Transportation to deny KMI a permit.
Now it’s time for the same for the Sabal Trail Pipeline.
The permitting process is different,
but opposition from the state of Georgia could stop this invader, too. Continue reading Petition Georgia Governor Nathan Deal: Oppose Sabal Trail like you oppose the Palmetto Pipeline
As reported in mainstream media outlet USA Today, opposition to LNG pipelines is causing the natural gas pipeline industry headaches.
Industry executives say they need additional laws to allow them to gouge pipelines across our water and property so that they may export their gas to other countries solely profiting their industry. There is no public necessity and/or need for these pipelines.
To quote Diane Leopold, the president of Dominion Energy, Continue reading USA Today – Gas Pipeline Companies Feel the Heat of Opposition
Spectra may bull through pronghorn antelope in Texas,
but suing a Georgia Centennial Family Farm provokes some resistance.
PoetsLoveBirds, 14 May 2015,
Spectra Energy: Like a Bull in a China Shop,
Spectra Energy is a Fortune 500 company based in Houston, Texas.
They say that they are one of North America’s leading natural gas,
natural gas liquids and crude oil infrastructure companies. Their
claim to fame — It builds pipelines to ship natural gas. It
builds storage facilities to hold natural gas. It distributes
natural gas. …
But wait, let’s hear from Spectra Energy. On their spiffy website,
sporting Continue reading Sabal Trail is Bull: see them sue a landowner in Moultrie May 28th 2015
Pipeline-pushing members of Congress explicitly
promote the Trans-Pacific
Partnership (TPP) as a way to authorize more fracked methane export,
which would promote more pipelines.
Sabal Trail may say its gas isn’t for export, but those three
already-authorized LNG export operations right where it goes in Florida
Fortunately, TPP just lost a U.S. Senate vote for fast track,
so now at least it can’t be pushed through without proper debate.
If it’s so good for us, let’s see TPP declassified and the full text
released to the public now.
Carter Dougherty and Heidi Przybyla, Sydney Morning Herald, 13 May 2013,
Trans-Pacific Partnership: Senate Democrats revolt against Obama trade bill, Continue reading TPP fast track loses Senate vote
SpectraBusters board member Debra Johnson will be a panelist
June 1st Lowndes County Democratic Party monthly meeting
about environmental issues and property rights, 6PM 1 June 2015,
at the Lowndes County Board of Elections office, 2808 North Oak Street,
This topic obviously includes among other issues the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline.
Other panelists will be from the Lowndes County Commission, WWALS, WACE, and SAVE.
Anyone can speak up from the audience,
local TV covered Continue reading Sabal Trail as environmental and property rights issue @ LCDP 2015-06-01
Kinder Morgan contributed to the campaigns of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal
and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, and to numerous other elected officials,
similar to Spectra Energy PAC and many other pipeline companies or
associated political action committees.
Could this have something to do with how Georgia state officials
are not being very helpful to the citizens who overwhelmingly
oppose both Kinder Morgan’s proposed Palmetto petroleum products
pipeline through eastern Georgia and Spectra’s proposed Sabal Trail
fracked methane pipeline through southwest Georgia?
Could it explain why the Georgia government seems to be treating both pipelines
as if they were public-private partnerships with the state?
Searching Georgia Campaign Finance Commission campaign records
show Kinder Morgan (KMI) subsidiary
Southern Natural Gas (SONAT)
contributed to a whole bunch of people, including Casey Cagle: Continue reading Kinder Morgan campaign contributions to GA Gov. Deal and Lt. Gov. Cagle
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?
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter will speak in support of
Jason Carter for Governor of Georgia
at the Lowndes County
Courthouse in Valdosta, Georgia, 6PM Thursday 9 October 2014.
The last time Jason Carter was in Valdosta, 1 July 2014,
he was informed by a number of SpectraBusters about the Sabal Trail
pipeline, its hazards, and its lack of benefits for Georgians.
The venue in July was a speech to the
Lowndes County Democratic Party
opposes that pipeline,
many organizations in Lowndes County, south Georgia,
(see for example Dr. Michael G. Noll, president of
WACE, pictured with Jason Carter).
Others held No Pipeline signs and talked to other candidates.
Pictured below are Danielle Jordan (then president of S.A.V.E. at VSU)
and Glenn Ritchie talking to Daniel Blackman, candidate for Georgia
Public Service Commissioner.
At that July meeting, I spoke directly with Jason Carter about the pipeline. Continue reading Rosalynn Carter at Lowndes County Courthouse 6PM Thu 9 Oct 2014