The pipeline companies want rehearings, apparently because they don’t like the restrictions the
FERC order put on them, so maybe we’ll actually see a rehearing.
The other four rehearing requests all don’t like what FERC certified Sabal Trail to do,
and some have new reasons beyond what was in the FEIS or the docket beforehand.
Poor FERC! Nobody likes your Order!
How about stop permitting new fossil fuel projects and promote renewable sun and wind power instead?
The six requests for rehearings, including one by Transco and one by Sabal Trail, all conveniently grouped by FERC in a subdocket at the end of the results if you search for CP15-17 in
Docket Search: Continue reading Six rehearing requests to FERC, including from Sabal Trail and Transco
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
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
6:30 PM tonight, 5 November 2015 at Albany Technical College.
Gordon Rogers, Flint Riverkeeper and Gretchen Quarterman, WWALS Watershed Coalition
Here’s the EPD Press Release: Continue reading Tonight! Stop the Sinkhole Trail Pipeline at the Public Hearing, Air Quality, Sabal Trail Albany Compressor –GA-EPD 2015-11-05
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
6:30 PM 5 November 2015 at Albany Technical College.
Here’s the EPD Press Release:
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Environmental Protection Division
Air Protection Branch
4244 International Parkway • Suite 120 • Atlanta • Georgia 30354
404/363-7000 • Fax: 404/363-7100
Judson H. Turner, Director
For Immediate Release Contact: Thomas Smith — 404-362-2790
EPD to Host Q&A Session and Public Hearing in Albany
on Sabal Trail Air Quality Permit Application
(ATLANTA — October 21, 2015) — The Georgia Environmental
Protection Division (EPD) will host a forum on Thursday, Nov. 5 Continue reading Public Hearing, Air Quality, Sabal Trail Albany Compressor –GA-EPD 2015-11-05
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
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:
email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Call the Georgia Governor, ecomment to FERC, and boycott Florida Tourism,
Albany and Dougherty County leaders ask.
Call Georgia Governor Nathan Deal today!
Remember to sign the petition Continue reading Call GA Gov. Deal, boycott Florida tourism, say Dougherty County leader