If affected salt and other minerals in subsurface caverns are enough to
deny a FERC permit, drinking water in the Floridan Aquifer should be, too.
“first formal protest of Texas colonists against Mexican tyranny”
was signed at Turtle Bayou, Chambers County, Texas, where
an Alabama Company four years ago wanted to store natural gas underground
with an associated pipeline that FERC denied.
Communities and local governments throughout the Floridan Aquifer
have signed protests against fossil fuel company tyranny
in the form of the unnecessary, destructive, and hazardous
Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline.
FERC denied that permit application for
Turtle Bayou Gas Storage Company in 2011; one of only two pipeline applications that
FERC’s John Peconom could find that FERC ever denied.
The applicant appealed.
FERC replied in Dockets CP10-481-002 and CP10-481-000,
ORDER DENYING REQUEST FOR REHEARING OR RECONSIDERATION (Issued April 11, 2012), Continue reading If eminent domain is hardship to Mineral Interest Owners, it’s hardship to everyone else
the denied application Kevin Bowman gave me,
and that John Peconom also gave me:
Turtle Bayou Gas Storage Company, LLC Docket No. CP10-481-000
ORDER DENYING APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE AUTHORIZATIONS
(Issued June 16, 2011)
1. On August 9, 2010, Turtle Bayou Gas Storage Company, LLC (Turtle
Bayou) filed an application in Docket No. CP10-481-000 under section 7(c)
of the Natural Gas Act (NGA),1 requesting a
certificate of public convenience and necessity under Part 157, Subpart A,
of the Commission’s regulations2 authorizing
the construction and operation of a salt dome natural gas storage
facility and associated pipeline facilities in Chambers and Liberty
Counties, Texas. In addition, Turtle Bayou seeks a blanket certificate
under Part 157, Subpart F, of the Commission’s regulations to engage
in certain eligible construction activities3
and a blanket certificate under Part 284, Subpart G, of the regulations
to provide open-access transportation services, including storage
service.4 Turtle Bayou also requests
authority to charge market-based rates for its storage services, and
accordingly seeks a waiver of certain filing, accounting, and reporting
requirements. As discussed below, the Commission denies Turtle Bayou’s
application for the requested certificate authorizations.
15 U.S.C. § 717f(c) (2006).
18 C.F.R. Part 157 (2011).
18 C.F.R. Part 284 (2011).
There’s also this: Continue reading Turtle Bayou Gas Storage Company Denied by FERC
Given months to find them, all FERC could come up with
for orders denying certificates was for two liquid natural
gas (LNG) facilities.
Each did have an associated pipeline request,
but neither was for a stand-alone pipeline application.
I do thank John Peconom and Kevin Bowman for providing these
However, really, is this all there is?
I asked John Peconom of FERC for a list of denied pipeline
applications at the
Moultrie makeup Sabal Trail Open House 27 January 2014,
and again after the
Valdosta FERC Scoping Meeting 4 March 2014,
and each time Peconom said he would get me a list,
including the actual orders denying some pipelines.
Moultrie FERC Scoping Meeting 5 March 2014,
I pointed out to the hundred-or-so attendees that
I still hadn’t gotten a list.
After the Moultrie meeting, Kevin Bowman of FERC
gave me a slip of paper with this written on it:
Turtle Bayou Gas
Then John Peconom of FERC sent me an email message with these two links
in it: Continue reading Orders Denying Certificates