An air quality permit for the proposed Albany compressor station
is one of many local and state permits FERC requires Sabal Trail to get.
This is a big one, because no compressor station, no pipeline.
Roger Marietta remarks:
You can email Georgia EPD prior to August 8th GA EPD:
firstname.lastname@example.org re: application # 23350 (Air Quality Permit
Application) focus on methane and other toxic gases leaking and
being blown off during pressure releases and unburnt gases and CO2
from the continuously running compressor station power turbines. Ask
for a public hearing as well.
Recommend you send more than one comment and focus on a different
issue each time.
Copy email@example.com on your ecomment to GA-EPD and we’ll
probably blog it.
And don’t forget to
call GA Governor Deal and sign the petition to him.
Do it now, or you may
hear that compressor sound in your sleep.
It’s not a short list; basically nothing Dougherty County
has been answered by Sabal Trail or FERC:
They have not
addressed the issues of (1) potential effects on geology and soil, (2) impacts on water resources and wetlands, (3) impacts on
vegetation, forests, fisheries, wildlife and threatened species, (4)
cumulative impacts, (5) public safety concerns, (6) purpose and need
for the proposed pipeline, (7) alternatives to the preferred route,
(8) air quality and noise and (9) socioeconomic
factors – environmental justice.
Filed with FERC 6 April 2015 as
Accession Number: 20150406-5144,
“Comment of Dougherty County, Georgia under CP15-17.” Continue reading FERC still stonewalling Dougherty County Commission and landowners about Sabal Trail
Newspaper in a Florida city twice the size of Albany, GA
links Greenlaw’s Albany compressor station objections
to a compressor station in Dunnellon, FL, plus Sabal Trail’s response
and Greenlaw’s response to that.
Bill Thompson wrote for Daily Commercial 24 July 2014,
Air-quality questions raised about Sabal Trail gas pipeline,
A compression station also is planned near Dunnellon as part of the
interstate Florida line.
Three other stations are planned in Florida, but none in Lake or
Yes, but there’s one aimed at Suwannee County, FL, for example. Continue reading Greenlaw air quality objections in Gainesville, FL newspaper
Received today. Note this says Georgia EPD does have authority
over an air permit for the Albany compressor station. State agencies do have
direct as well as indirect roles. -jsq
For Immediate Release
July 14, 2014
Sabal Trail Natural Gas Pipeline Threatens Air Quality in Southwest Georgia
GreenLaw files comments objecting to proposed natural gas pipeline
Atlanta, GA — Last week, additional concerns were raised about a proposed
natural gas pipeline that threatens to cut across large swaths of
Southwest Georgia, including longleaf pine tracts. GreenLaw, on
a number of
conservation groups, filed comments with the
Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) that raised
objections about air quality along the pipeline, including a
proposed compressor station outside Albany, Georgia. Continue reading Greenlaw files Air Quality objections to Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline