Just before Christmas, when the fewest people will be paying attention,
FERC just issued for Sabal Trail, FSC, and Transco Hillabee the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS),
aiming at March to rubberstamp a permit.
You can still ecomment to FERC,
to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or
to GA-EPD or
your local, state, and federal elected and appointed officials
to oppose this unnecessary, destructive, and hazardous boondoggle.
Curious how EPA changed its tune
just before the FEIS.
Accession Number: 20151218-4001,
“Final Environmental Impact Statement Volume I re the Southeast Market Pipelines Project under CP14-554 et al. Dated December”,
with an announcement, Continue reading FERC rubberstamped FEIS for Sabal Trail today 2015-12-18
Johanna de Graffenreid, Gulf Restoration Network, 11 November 2015,
EPA Warns – Sabal Trail Pipeline Threatens Gulf,
Last week, thanks to the courageous efforts of community members across the nation who stood up to the oil industry in their backyards, President Obama vetoed the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline. Unfortunately, there’s no rest for the weary and a new threat to our Gulf is rearing its ugly head.
Unless we stand up to Spectra Energy, and the EPA intervenes, the Sabal Trail Pipeline will begin construction in 2016.
There’s more, and a link to a petition to Stop the Southeast Market Pipeline.
“If I am not for myself who is for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?” —Hillel the Elder
Or, as the Texians said at Gonzales, the Georgians at Fort Morris, and the Spartans at Thermopylae:
Come and Take It!
Please sign this petition.
The people don’t want Sabal Trail, nor its compressor station.
Nobody but Spectra’s paid person Andrea Grover spoke for Sabal Trail,
and she only did it by email later, not at the hearing.
Pretty good coverage in three local stories.
Carlton Fletcher, Albany Herald, 7 November 2015,
Sabal Trail opponents voice concerns to EPD:
State officials hold air-quality permitting hearing at Albany Tech,
“There’s a great deal of frustration here because the
preponderance of evidence shows that this is a bad project,”
[Gordon] Rogers said. “And while we Continue reading Albany against Sabal Sinkhole Trail at GA-EPD air quality hearing
Suwannee County residents please come speak, and everyone else please come
be seen (you can speak, too). Facebook event.
Come defend property rights, water, and air in Suwannee County from the Sabal Trail invader, and that helps defend where you are, too.
When: 6PM Tuesday 17 November 2015
218 Parshley Street Southwest, Live Oak, Florida, 32064
From the draft minutes of the Nov. 3rd meeting Continue reading Confirmed: Resolution against Sabal Trail today at Suwannee County Commission 2015-11-17
Sabal Trail targets those most vulnerable, the
“elderly, disabled and without monetary or political means to “fight” such an environmentally intrusive plan.”
Filed with FERC 23 October 2015 as Accession Number 20151023-5278,
“Comment of Senator Freddie Powell Sims under CP15-17”:
FREDDIE POWELL SIMS
110-A State Capitol
Atlanta. Georgia 30334
Phone: (404) 463-5259
Fax: (404) 463-2279
Interstate Cooperation, Vice-Chairman
Education and Youth, Secretary
Natural Resources and the Environment
The State Senate
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
October 20, 2015
Kimberly D. Bose
Federal Energy Regulation Commission
888 First Street, N.E.
Washingtun, DC 20426
Dear Ms. Bose:
As State Senator for District 12 in the State of Georgia, I write
this letter in opposition to the proposed Sabal Pipeline location in
the populous area of Dougherty County / Albany, Georgia. The Sabal
Pipeline proposed location is a “reckless” proposal that negates the
health and safety of current and future residents of Dougherty
County / Albany, Georgia. Many of the residents Continue reading Sabal Trail is a reckless proposal –GA State Senator Sims to FERC
Citizens renamed Sabal Trail the Sinkhole Pipeline because it doesn’t belong in the sinkhole-prone karst limestone of the Floridan Aquifer.
FERC can’t say they weren’t told, since videographers followed them
through all four cities so far; see for yourself.
Albany, Monday 28 September 2015, videos by Thomas Swain
Moultrie, Tuesday 29 September 2015, videos by Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE)
“You tell us you’re sorry and it happens again”, said Continue reading Videos: Citizens against Sabal “Sinkhole” Trail pipeline to FERC in Albany, Moultrie, Valdosta, and Lake City
And you can contact
other GA-DNR board members, send them comments, or go to the meeting Wednesday morning 9AM in Atlanta. -jsq
Jeff Sinyard represents southwest Georgia on the Board of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. He is our voice on that very important and powerful Board.
Sabal Trail Pipeline needs easements granted by the DNR Board to
pass under key southwest and south-central Georgia rivers and
creeks. Elsewhere in Georgia, over to the east and on the coast,
Governor Deal’s DOT recently blocked the use of eminent domain for a
gas and diesel pipeline. The Governor Continue reading LTE opposing GA-DNR giving away easements to Sabal Trail –FrK, WWALS, GA Sierra Club
Leases and permanent easements to cross the
Chattahoochee River, Flint River, Ochlockonee River, and Withlacoochee River:
that’s what the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Board proposes to
vote on this Wednesday morning, in Atlanta, far from any of the proposed crossings
or the directly affected counties, with no publ ic hearing and minimal public announcement.
You can call them or send them email to ask them not to do that.
Or show up in Atlanta 9AM Wednesday 23 September 2015 and speak; bring a written statement if you do that.
Atlanta metro people, we need you to go to that meeting!
Agenda at this link.
DNR board list
at this link.
DNR didn’t supply any contact information for its board members, but DNR’s
own contact is: Continue reading Call DNR board before Wednesday to stop river land giveaway to Sabal Trail
Anybody who thought FERC would do a real
Draft Environmental Impact Statement is disappointed.
But they shouldn’t be surprised: FERC, 100% funded by the industries they
“regulate”, is a rubberstamp machine. But that’s no reason to give up.
It’s reason to stand up, and take advantage of many more opportunities to stop the unnecessary, destructive, and hazardous Sabal Trail pipeline and get on with renewable solar and wind power.
Carlton Fletcher, Albany Herald, 13 September 2015,
FERC Sabal Trail ruling comes amidst protest:
Group holds fasting vigil outside federal agency’s offices,
ALBANY — Even as a group started a fast in front of the
agency’s Washington, D.C., offices and questions arose in Florida
over the safety record of Spectra Energy, the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission made it clear this week that it had no
intention of standing in the way of construction of the proposed
Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
Local opponents Continue reading FERC sides with Sabal Trail in DEIS: Surprise!
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