First the good news:
a Pennsylvania pipeline protester had all charges dismissed for videoing license plates at a pipeline construction site.
All of those plates were from out of state: so much for pipeline company promises of local construction jobs.
Much else going on in Pennsylvania sounds very familiar.
Tom Knapp, LancasterOnline, 13 November 2015,
Pipeline protester not guilty of disorderly conduct for filming at construction site,
Mark Clatterbuck, a Martic Township resident and professor of
religion at Montclair State University in New Jersey, was issued a
summons by state police after videotaping out-of-state license
plates of subcontractors working at the Williams Gas pipeline
The incident occurred Continue reading Atlantic Sunrise pipeline in Penn. same problems as Sabal Trail
Sabal Trail’s source of fracked methane plans to file with FERC real soon now.
Williams Company’s Transco Hillabee Expansion Project
doesn’t admit it’s late like Sabal Trail,
nor mention that it already blew up in 2011.
Nor that the same Williams spokesperson is pushing the
Atlantic Sunrise project that would feed fracked Marcellus shale gas
to Transco for Sabal Trail and on to three already-approved LNG export
operations in Florida.
Mitch Sneed wrote for Alexander City Outloook 18 October 2014,
Natural gas pipeline plans moving forward, Continue reading Transco plans FERC filing “in the next month or so”
New pipelines are to push fracked methane to export for profit, as fossil fuel industry analysts spell out, specifically describing a path from fracking through Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise and Transco pipelines and Spectra and NextEra’s Sabal Trail pipeline, and then naming Cove Point LNG export.
Chris Pedersen wrote for OilPrice.com 5 October 2014,
Utica Boosts U.S. Natural Gas Production To Record Levels,
To find a market for both Marcellus and Utica gas production,
existing pipelines are finding
creative ways to move growing sources
of gas, while new pipelines are proposed to take larger quantities
of gas from large interstate pipelines such as the TRANSCO line.
Williams’ new “Atlantic Sunrise” pipeline will connect
Marcellus and Utica gas from its TRANSCO line. Sabal Trail LLC, a JV
of Spectra and NextEra Energy have proposed to build the
“Sabal Trail” pipeline, which would connect with
TRANSCO. With the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s recent
approval of the Cove Point LNG plant, it is not farfetched to
imagine India or Japan producing electricity from Utica gas by the
end of the decade.
Sure, that paragraph doesn’t say Continue reading Fracked gas through Sabal Trail to Japan
FERC’s scoping meetings seem just as much a farce
at the other end of Williams’ Transco pipeline from
the Hillabee Expansion (PF14-6) that would feed Spectra’s Sabal Trail (PF14-1),
Williams is pushing its
Atlantic Sunrise Project
to suck up more Marcellus Shale fracked methane from Pennsylvania
and ship it down here to Alabama, Georgia, and Florida and out through LNG export.
Activists up there videoed several Pennsylvania Scoping Meetings,
so you can see the show for yourself.
Don’t believe me that Atlantic Sunrise is to feed Sabal Trail; believe
Housley Carr in Oil & Gas Financial Journal 17 january 1014,
MIAMI 2017 – MARCELLUS GAS HEADING TO FLORIDA, Continue reading Williams Atlantic Sunrise to feed fracked methane to Sabal Trail: Videos of Scoping Meetings