The world’s largest pipeline company ran away from a hint of public scrutiny,
like FERC changed its commission meeting date to try to avoid protesters.
Maybe… public opinion matters?
The pipeline companies are watching all the opposition.
And the opposition is shadowing all the pipeline companies.
Score one for the opposition!
Plus plenty of opportunities coming up for more concerted opposition
against any new fossil fuel tentacles through our countryside or under our rivers.
Mary Landers, Savannah Morning News, 16 September 2015,
Kinder Morgan cancels ‘spotlight’ on Elba operations, Continue reading Kinder Morgan bolts from emergency planning meeting in Savannah
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
County attorneys are paid to be cautious.
County and city Commissioners are elected to represent the people.
Which will Albany and Dougherty County listen to about unnecessary, destructive, and hazardous pipelines like Sabal Trail?
Albany Herald, 4 August 2014,
LOCAL GOVERNMENT 101: Albany’s municipal government based on charter, codes,
Dougherty County officials, who represent residents outside the city
limits, say municipalities like Albany have more governmental
flexibility in that they are not completely bound by state mandates.
But Albany’s city attorney says that is not exactly accurate.
“The state has the authority to preempt any local laws other
than zoning,” Nathan Davis says. “If state law ‘moves
into an area’ — such as the fireworks law that went into
effect in July — municipalities must have a local ordinance
that matches the state law.
“There has been in our community a call by some to create an
ordinance that would impact the ultimate decision of whether that
(Sabal Trail Transmission) pipeline is allowed Continue reading Albany, GA attorney missing the point about ordinance against pipelines
Now’s the time to ask your state legislators to help Rep. Ealum
oppose Sabal Trail’s proposed fracked methane pipeline.
a handy table
of all the Georgia state House and Senate members from the counties
along the proposed pipeline path.
You may want to mention the
August 7th deadline for comments to GA-EPD about the proposed Albany compressor station.
And don’t forget to
call Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and sign the petition to him,
and you can still
ecomment to FERC.
Call to Action by State Representative Darrel Bush Ealum
Darrel Bush Ealum, State Representative, Georgia House District
153 met with Governor Deal to discuss the serious environmental and
cumulative impact that the proposed SABAL Trail transmission line
and compressor station will have on the posed nine counties it will
pass through in Georgia.
Governor Deal was Continue reading Call to Action by State Representative Darrel Bush Ealum
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.
This is See also the Dougherty County Commission letter referenced in the
WFXL news story.
Remember, you can still
ecomment to FERC and
ask Governor Deal to oppose Sabal Trail
like he opposes the Palmetto pipeline.
Filed with FERC 21 July 2015 as
Accession Number: 20150721-5039,
“Comment of City of Albany responding to Sabal Trail’s letter dated July 16, 2015 under CP15-17.”
City of Albany
POST OFFICE BOX 447
DOROTHY B. HUBBARD
MAYOR Continue reading Extend the Sabal Trail comment period for up to 90 days –Albany, GA to FERC
Where are the rest of our County Commissions with their concerns about
Sabal Trail suing their citizens, drilling test wells, and preparing
to bore under our rivers, fields, forests, and near our schools and homes?
You can still
contact them, and Governor Deal,
and ecomment to FERC.
this link to the text of the Albany letter
and here’s news by Tracey Smith, WFXL, 20 July 2015,
County commissioners take united stand against Sabal Trail,
At Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting, every board member
signed a letter to send to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
While members of the board have Continue reading Bad new compressor location, and need 90 days more comment period –Dougherty County Commission to FERC
Seems like Albany, Georgia residents are reaching the same conclusion
Searsmont, Maine residents reached after a compressor station blew out:
“We’ve been lied to!”
Jarvis Robertson, WFXL, 17 July 2015,
Residents continue fight against pipeline
Members of the community gathered Friday morning to let Sabal Trail
Transmission know that they weren’t giving up on the fight.
A silent protest was held Friday morning in front of STT located on
Protestors are still concerned about damage the compression pipeline
could do to the Albany-Dougherty area.
“There’s no reason for it to be in the city limits,” said Michelle
Hutchison. “It could blow up and catch on fire. It needs to be Continue reading Albany protester: we’ve been lied to from the beginning by Sabal Trail 2015-07-17
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