Even Spectra workers sometimes develop a conscience.
These whistleblowers are not the first, and thirty years of
Spectra’s sordid safety record agrees with them.
Tonight you can help stop Spectra from drilling under the Suwannee River in Florida, and that will help stop Spectra in Burrillville, Rhode Island.
Steve Ahlquist, RI Future.org, 30 November 2015,
Former inspectors allege safety issues with Spectra pipeline project,
Two safety inspectors who worked on Spectra Energy’s proposed
methane gas pipeline that will cut through Burrillville, RI, say the
company cut corners when it came to project, worker and
“Right now, what they’re hoping to do, is they’re hoping to
slam all this through, and then at the end ask for
forgiveness,” said one of the former inspectors. “Oops,
sorry about that, I didn’t know, let me write you a check. Because
once this thing’s turning meter, they’re going to be making millions
of dollars a day. It doesn’t matter what your problems are…”
The other added, “We were told to shut the fuck up or
Both men, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, were
subcontracted by Spectra and both were Continue reading We were told to shut up or quit –Spectra Energy whistleblowers
FERC previously denied a Spectra pipeline, and now the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) may prevent one.
After three months of asking, John Peconom of FERC divulged how many pipelines FERC had ever denied:
two, of which one was for a pipeline from an LNG site in Providence, Rhode Island,
KeySpan LNG, L.P. and Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC,
denied by FERC 5 July 2005.
According to Spectra Energy:
Continue reading Spectra already lost at FERC once; could also lose at NRC
the denied application that John Peconom gave me:
KeySpan LNG, L.P. and Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC
ORDER DENYING AUTHORIZATION UNDER SECTION 3
KeySpan LNG, L.P.
Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC
AND DISMISSING CERTIFICATE APPLICATION
(Issued July 5, 2005)
In this proceeding, KeySpan LNG, L.P. (KeySpan) requests
section3 of the Natural Gas Act to site, construct, and operate a liquefied natural gas
(LNG) terminal at its existing LNG storage facility in the City of
Island.1 In a related application, Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC (Algonquin) requests
authority under section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and
operate 1.44 miles of 24-inch diameter pipeline in order to
transport natural gas from KeySpan’s proposed
terminal to Algonquin’s existing interstate pipeline system.2
In essence, KeySpan is proposing Continue reading Keyspan LNG and Algonquin Pipeline denied by FERC
Given months to find them, all FERC could come up with
for orders denying certificates was for two liquid natural
gas (LNG) facilities.
Each did have an associated pipeline request,
but neither was for a stand-alone pipeline application.
I do thank John Peconom and Kevin Bowman for providing these
However, really, is this all there is?
I asked John Peconom of FERC for a list of denied pipeline
applications at the
Moultrie makeup Sabal Trail Open House 27 January 2014,
and again after the
Valdosta FERC Scoping Meeting 4 March 2014,
and each time Peconom said he would get me a list,
including the actual orders denying some pipelines.
Moultrie FERC Scoping Meeting 5 March 2014,
I pointed out to the hundred-or-so attendees that
I still hadn’t gotten a list.
After the Moultrie meeting, Kevin Bowman of FERC
gave me a slip of paper with this written on it:
Turtle Bayou Gas
Then John Peconom of FERC sent me an email message with these two links
in it: Continue reading Orders Denying Certificates