Injury to workers or local people, limited local resources, property rights,
and more concerns all bubbling to the top in central Florida
like methane from a deep well.
Briana Harper reported for GTN 29 January 2014,
Natural Gas Pipeline Cause Concern for Property Owners,
The Sabal Trail Gas Pipeline is a project more than 400 miles long
spanning across three different states. The purpose is to provide
domestically-produced natural gas for the southeast region. But this
pipeline comes at a cost to property owners. Eminent Domain Attorney
Brian Bolves says, “It’s a big scale project that’s coming through
the community. It will change the character of a lot of people’s
property,there have been a lot of surveyors assessing people’s
property and so people have a lot of concerns about the nature of
The project will affect Continue reading Central Florida property owner pipeline concerns –GTN
One Florida county is taking the Sabal Trail pipeline proposal seriously, maybe because there are no fewer than three paths for the pipeline into Gilchrist County, Florida, all three crossing the Santa Fe River, and one first crossing the Ichetucknee River.
In his article about
Terry Witt wrote for Levy County Journal (undated),
Bronson Area Property Owner Says Gas Pipeline Just an Atom Bomb,
Gilchrist County Administrator Bobby Crosby said the Gilchrist
County Commission is planning for a February public meeting with
Sabal Trail officials to answer questions about the pipeline.
Crosby said there are two proposed routes through Gilchrist County
and rumors of a third route. He said he has been unable to get
answers from Sabal Trail officials, but they are willing to answer
questions from the public at the meeting.
“We’re kind of in the dark,” he said.
“There’s nothing definite. I
can’t get an answer from Sabal Trail.”
Sabal Trail’s preferred route has nine detail maps
for Gilchrist County:
crossing the Santa Fe River to enter the county,
Waters Lake Quad,
Newbury SW Quad, where it crosses into Alachua County.
Plus Sabal Trail’s alternate route maps include
Gilchrist Westerly Deviation and
Ichetucknee River Deviation: Continue reading Gilchrist County to hold pipeline meeting in February