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?
Force Majeure, or an act of God, in other words “not our fault”, that’s what a methane pipeline company calls the 25-acre sinkhole in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. The same thing could happen in the soft limestone underlying all of Florida and south Georgia that contains our Floridan Aquifer, the source of our drinking water.
Found in Energy Transfer’s page for Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC under Critical Notices:
Critical Notice Notice ID: 39957 Notice Type: Force Majeure Critical: Y Notice Status Description: Initiate Reqrd Rsp Desc: No response required Posting Date/Time: Aug 15 2012 1:57PM Subject: FORCE MAJEURE, Southern Portion of the Chacahoula Lateral & Napoleonville Interconnect, Assumption P Notice Effective Date/Time: Aug 15 2012 1:54PM Notice End Date/Time: Until further notice Notice Text:
FORCE MAJEURE, Southern Portion of the Chacahoula Lateral & Napoleonville Interconnect, Assumption Parish, Louisiana (Revision #1) Continue reading Pipeline subsidence is Force Majeure –Florida Gas Transmission