A local citizen asks her County Commission to represent its citizens,
not a pipeline company from somewhere else,
in an op-ed in the Suwannee County newspaper today.
Lori McCraney, Suwannee Democrat, 24 December 2015,
Opinion: Suwannee County commissioners lack resolve against Sabal Trail,
Proponents have touted the safety of the Sabal Trail pipeline. This
belies the fact that Spectra Energy, the parent of Sabal Trail, has
one of the worst safety records in the industry. See
to numerous articles regarding Spectra’s safety record.
Alan Lambeth, director of engineering design for
Spectra Energy, Sabal Trail will use the thinnest pipe allowed Continue reading The fracked methane bridge isn’t short enough or safe enough: go renewable energy –Lori McCraney in Suwannee Democrat
Via Greenlaw, comments on GA-EPD air permit application #22637.
Sinkholes, CO2, NOX, VOCs, potential damage to people,
animals, longleaf pine trees, air, and water.
The best part: Nonami recommends if the compressor station
should be built, it should be powered by solar panels.
If others want to file comments, the application number and the address are in here. -jsq
Continue reading Ted Turner’s Nonami objects to GA EPD about Sabal Trail compressor station
EPA isn’t buying FPL’s need for new power in Florida,
or that methane is better than
renewable energy sources
should be considered together, not separately),
or that a pipeline is the best way to get gas
Port Dolphin instead),
or that any of the
proposed routes are appropriate,
not to mention catching inconsistent numbers of
and asking to see any
And EPA asked for
as well as further information on water
re-emitted into the environment.
My favorite is
EPA recommends FERC provide in the EIS readable and comprehensible
maps and figures, and clearly describe all potential impacts with the
proposed action upon children’s health. For example, maps of schools,
day-care facilities, multifamily housing, and hospitals should have
different legend colors and be created at scales providing appropriate
information, i.e., proximity of sensitive receptors to the navigation
and transportation corridors.
FERC shows EPA’s comments as filed
23 April 2014, although they are dated two days earlier. -jsq
UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Continue reading Explain why the gas is needed –EPA to FERC
Filed with FERC
24 November 2013:
Danielle Jordan, Valdosta, GA.
The proposal to build a natural gas pipeline by Sabal Trail/Spectra
Energy is unnecessary and, undoubtedly, not in the best interest of
the citizens living along its path. Not only will the construction
of this pipeline create safety issues and devalue the property of
affected landowners, it also serves as an extension of the fracking
industry responsible for contaminated groundwater in drilling areas.
The externalized costs of the natural gas industry are far too
detrimental to public health for this to be considered when the
potential for solar power in our region remains largely untapped.
Furthermore, natural gas has been marketed as Continue reading Respect the rights of citizens and landowners –Danielle Jordan to FERC