the Chairman’s letter of 11 April 2014,
perhaps after listening to
requests from citizens,
the Lowndes County Commission passed a resolution
wanting no part of Sabal Trail in the county or in the state of Georgia.
Update 2014-11-25: Well, according to
Joe Adgie in the Valdosta Daily Times today,
“Even though the missive has already been mailed [to FERC], the resolution will not be formally voted on until the county commission’s next meeting in December [9th].”
Filed with FERC in docket CP15-17 on 21 November 2014 as
Accession Number: 20141121-5242, but that was a Friday and FERC doesn’t work on weekends, so it actually appeared Monday 24 November 2014.
WHEREAS, Spectra Energy of Houston, Texas has proposed to build a $3.7 Billion, 460mile natural gas line known as Sabal Trail, and;
WHEREAS, The Lowndes County Board of Commissioners has concerns regarding
personal property rights Continue reading Opposes Sabal Trail pipeline in any portion of Lowndes County –Lowndes County Commission
Filed with FERC
11 April 2014.
These are apparently
the items he referred to Saturday 29 March 2014
at the SpectraBusters panel at VSU. There’s
much more that can be done but this is a good step forward. -jsq
Bill E Slaughter, JR, Hahira, GA.
April 10, 2014
To whom it may concern:
If the route for the proposed Sabal Trail Pipeline comes through any
part of Lowndes County as Chairman of the Lowndes County Commission
and on the behalf of the Commission and Citizens of Lowndes County I
would like to address several concerns we have with the Sabal Trail
Pipeline Docket # P14-1-000.
- All road crossings must obtain a Lowndes County R/W Encroachment
Permit for each crossing which will include all information required by
the Lowndes County Engineer.
- All road crossings shall be perpendicular to the R/W.
- All road crossings shall be Continue reading Sabal Trail will be expected to adhere and honor all Lowndes County Ordinances –Bill E Slaughter, JR to FERC
Letter to the Editor in the Valdosta Daily Times yesterday.
How is it that one foreign corporation,
that has just come into existence to do this project,
can have greater power than all of the thousands of citizens affected,
and their elected governments?
No, I’m not talking about the Keystone XL pipeline, but he issues are the same.
This one wants to run a 36-inch gas pipeline through a number of states and counties,
including Lowndes, affecting thousands of landowners.
It’s known as Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC, and is the
unholy offspring of Spectra Energy Corp. and NextEra Energy.
How can one foreign corporation (they’re from out of state),
have so much power vis-avis the thousands of landowners and
citizens of Lowndes County, that the citizens must give up Continue reading Corporate power comes home –Jim Parker