Anybody who thought FERC would do a real
Draft Environmental Impact Statement is disappointed.
But they shouldn’t be surprised: FERC, 100% funded by the industries they
“regulate”, is a rubberstamp machine. But that’s no reason to give up.
It’s reason to stand up, and take advantage of many more opportunities to stop the unnecessary, destructive, and hazardous Sabal Trail pipeline and get on with renewable solar and wind power.
Carlton Fletcher, Albany Herald, 13 September 2015,
FERC Sabal Trail ruling comes amidst protest:
Group holds fasting vigil outside federal agency’s offices,
ALBANY — Even as a group started a fast in front of the
agency’s Washington, D.C., offices and questions arose in Florida
over the safety record of Spectra Energy, the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission made it clear this week that it had no
intention of standing in the way of construction of the proposed
Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
Local opponents Continue reading FERC sides with Sabal Trail in DEIS: Surprise!
Albany and Dougherty County are more opposed than ever to the invader from Houston.
Carlton Fletcher, Albany Herald, 11 July 2015,
Silent protest focuses on pipeline issues:
Citizens gather to oppose natural gas pipeline, compressor station,
Even as a group of around 50 anti-pipeline activists gathered
Saturday for a “silent protest” near the proposed site
of a compressor station that would be part of the 460-mile Sabal
Trail natural gas pipeline, an assumed candidate for Continue reading Silent protest against Sabal Trail in Albany, GA
Produce the agreements that allegedly justify need:
Again, if SST is going to rely on precedent
agreements to justify taking people’s private property by eminent
domain, it should at least be required to produce the agreements.
Based on all of the above. it does not require much of a leap to
assume that SST is planning to take people’s private property for
private profit by enabling one of its parent owners.
Filed with FERC 14 November 2014,
Comment of Gloria Gaines under PF14-1, submitted on behalf of State Representative Winfred Dukes. Continue reading Find that Sabal Trail has not met its burden to show the pipeline is needed –Winfred Dukes
FERC’s reps said their five Commissioners would decide in about a year,
and Sabal Trail said they’d tune details and “educate the public”
about the alleged “need” and “jobs” and “environmental safety”
of their yard-wide fracked methane pipeline gouged through a hundred-foot
right of way plus a compressor station.
The public wasn’t having any of that in Albany, Georgia yesterday.
Update 30 Sep 2014: But that very same day,
FERC rubberstamped Cove Point LNG in Maryland after “more than 140 speakers at three public meetings related to the Environmental Assessment and received more than 650 comments”,
and that’s what we’re going to get with Sabal Trail, unless our elected and appointed officials go beyond talk and pass binding ordinances, deny permits, and countersue.
All members of the Dougherty County Commission signed a letter saying
“we grow increasingly concerned” that FERC and Sabal Trail aren’t
listening to concerns of Dougherty County citizens.
And that was after one August meeting of citizens discussing
and opposing that fracked methane pipeline;
Dougherty County citizens have held at least
four such meetings by now.
Maybe the Dougherty County Commission would like to
take legal action
by passing a land-use ordinance regulating pipelines.
many other County Commissions that are going to be affected by
And maybe the Alternative 1,
if the pipeline gets moved from its current proposed path
might want to also take action.
Here are images of the pages the Dougherty County
Commission sent to
5 September 2014, starting with the two pages of the Commission’s letter
dated 25 August 2014, three pages of a stakeholder writeup signed by Dinorah Hall,
two pages not depicted that were broken TIFFs, but presumably contained
the 13 August 2014 Albany Herald story about the South Dougherty League meeting,
and a Limited Warrantee Deed dated 24 May 2014 transferring 79.184 acres from
Down Home Plantation LLC to Sabal Trail Transmission LLC, which.
the Dougherty County Commission guesses is for a compressor station.
It’s not like that land transfer is a secret.
Searching for Sabal Trail in Continue reading We grow increasingly concerned –Dougherty County Commission to FERC
At that South Dougherty League meeting yesterday,
Gloria Gaines summed up Sabal Trail’s proposed compressor station near Albany, GA:
“This proposal should vehemently be challenged; it should be vehemently opposed.”
Aaryn Valenzuela reported for WALB TV yesterday,
Proposed Sabal Trail pipeline and compressor station raises concerns, Continue reading Dougherty County fighting Sabal Trail pipeline
Especially about that Hillabee route.
Filed with FERC
Senator Bob Graham
United States Senate
GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA
July 21, 2014
Mr. Philip D. _Moeller
Federal Energy_Regulatory Commission
888 First Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20426
RE: Sabal Pipeline PF14—1
Dear Commissioner Moeller, Continue reading Answer the questions you promised –Former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham to FERC
Filed with FERC
27 November 2013 by Dinorah Hall:
November 26, 2013
Dear Matthew J. Calvert,
We, the undersigned, are landowners who have received several
letters from Sabal Trail Transmission Pipeline LLC’s agents and
attorneys informing us of Sabal’s intent to enter our respective
properties to conduct surveys in connection with the FERC Docket No.
PF14-1. Originally, some of us had given consent to the company to
conduct the surveys. However, based on recent events including the
company’s refusal to provide us with details about its proposal and
its efforts to harass us with visits, letters and phone calls about
the survey, we hereby RESCIND our original permission.
We do not believe that you have a right Continue reading We hereby RESCIND our original permission –Kiokee-Flint Group