“We have the opportunity to be world leaders in the renewable energy
revolution! Shall we let that opportunity go to Germany or China, by
Filed with FERC
15 November 2014:
Laura Dailey, fort white, FL.
On this final day to plead my/our case, it is time for the FERC to
look at the bigger picture and stop caving to the short term fixes.
We are in trouble, and you can help by voting to DENY THE SABAL
TRAIL METHANE PIPELINE! Leave the gas in the ground…..where it’s
already conveniently stored!
EVERY DAY we wake to an invitation from the sun! In fact, the planet
itself runs on solar, and most European countries already understand
this. Even China just made a huge commitment to solar. Contrary to
what the lobbyists are telling you, FLORIDA DOES NOT NEED THIS GAS!!
From the standpoint of transparency, there is none! I have asked Continue reading Listen to the people you are supposed to protect –Laura Dailey to FERC
The same Office of Fossil Energy (FE) that authorizes
LNG exports now reports that methane leaks from fracking wells
and pipelines are at least as bad for the climate as CO2 from coal.
Add to that the destruction of
private property rights, wetlands and forests, and overuse
and contamination of groundwater, and fracked methane
is a disaster.
Plus it diverts resources that could be used
to go straight to solar and wind power.
Steven Mufson wrote for the Washington Post 9 June 2014,
Exporting U.S. natural gas isn’t as “clean” as you think,
The report is titled
“Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Perspective on Exporting Liquefied
Natural Gas from the United States.”
It says the benefits of cleaner, more efficient combustion of
natural gas are largely offset by methane leakage in U.S. production
and pipelines and by methane leaks and energy used in the process of
liquefying and transporting the LNG. In the case of shipping LNG
from the U.S. gulf coast to Shanghai, the greenhouse gas benefits
could in some cases be completely offset by those factors when
measured over a 20-year period, the report says.
The Energy Department report was released Continue reading LNG exports worse than coal –U.S DoE
Sierra Club has
a petition to stop Congressional fast-track for the
Trans-Pacific Parternership (TPP),
and that will probably stop the TPP, because in regular Congressional
hearings the parts that have been kept secret would get exposed,
which would make TPP very hard to approve.
Look at what Wikileaks found in
the TPP environment chapter,
the intellectual property chapter.
The U.S. is apparently lobbying for criminal offenses for even unintentional
infringements of “copyright, related rights and trademarks”
Yet there are no criminal sanctions for destroying our environment,
and the draft TPP text even points out:
On the other hand, WTO rules do allow members to derogate from their
obligations in some cases, for instance where a measure is aimed at the
conservation of natural resources, provided certain conditions are met.
Do we want corporate profit to override our clean water and air
and native plants and animals, not to mention our property rights?
Here’s the Sierra Club petition:
The Trans-Pacific Partnership could leave a big fracking mess!
The TPP is being pushed by Continue reading Sierra Club petition against TPP
2004 2014 issue
Georgia Sierra Club‘s
The same issue has an excellent article on Georgia’s aquifers,
including the Floridan Aquifer that is a drinking water source
for all of Florida, through which the Sabal Trail pipeline proposes to bulldoze.
Proposed Sabal Trail Pipeline Threatens
Southwest Georgia Communities
By John Quarterman
Why should a shell corporation owned by two companies in Houston,
Texas and Juno Beach, Florida get to take Georgians’ property to
pipe fracked methane to Florida through our fragile karst limestone
drinking water aquifer?
Yet that’s what Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC, proposes to do, Continue reading Proposed Sabal Trail Pipeline Threatens Southwest Georgia Communities –in Georgia Sierran
People talk about LNG exports to China through the
Transco – Sabal Trail – Florida Southeast Connection
pipeline, even though
FPL says it knows nothing about exports through that
Southeast Market Pipelines Project (SMPP), and FERC also seems to know nothing.
If that fracked gas really can go to China, where’s
FERC’s rationale for federal eminent domain,
which depends on Florida needing the gas?
FPL’s own 10-Year Site Plan doesn’t support a need for the gas,
EPA doesn’t buy what it’s seen as rationalizations for that
can the gas go to China?
FERC has admitted in more than one Scoping Meeting that it’s not the
pipeline company that has to get export authorization: it’s the end user.
And FPL is not the only end user and FERC is not the only export-authorizing agency. Continue reading Can Sabal Trail fracked methane go to China?