Yes, how about a public hearing run by GA-DNR where Sabal Trail actually
has to answer questions in public?
GA-DNR may not publish comments about that proposed Sabal Trail air quality permit, deadline August 7th, but we asked for citizens to copy SpectraBusters for publication, and this one did.
From: Sarah Phillips
Date: August 4, 2015 at 2:26:52 PM EDT
Subject: Application #23350
Mr. Cornwell, I am a resident of Dougherty County, and we own the
land behind our house through which Sabal Trail proposes to clearcut a wide swath to run their natural gas pipeline. These 800 acres
are a habitat for several gopher tortoises, a few pileated
woodpeckers, wild turkey, ducks and deer. We have wetlands and wet
weather ponds. We are good stewards of this land, and we treasure
it. We are outraged about a proposed gas pipeline cutting through
Dougherty County is the only Continue reading We are outraged about a proposed gas pipeline cutting through our property!! –Sarah Phillips to GA-DNR
And it’s within a few miles of a school, notes
Bishop June Burr, retired NASA engineer.
As videographer Thomas Swain says:
Continue reading You will hear that Sabal Trail compressor sound in your sleep –June Burr
Bishop Burr is well heeled on emission standards and the potential
with potential calamities associated with pumping stations. PAY
The cookout at Valdosta State
made the news, with SpectraBusters.org No Pipeline signs.
Winnie Wright, WCTV, 12 February 2015,
VSU Students Protest Against Controversial Pipeline,
Adrianna Taylor of SAVE [Students Against Violating the Environment]
says, “We’re uniting all of the global
divestment groups from across the world and trying to make a message
to the fossil fuel industry and to local governments that we want
change. We want you guys to divest from fossil fuels and make the
switch to alternative fuels.”
Taylor also says the organization hopes the University will pledge
not to invest any more money in fossil fuels.
Resolutions against the Sabal Trail pipeline have already been passed by
Lowndes County, Valdosta, and five other counties and one
other city (Albany) in Georgia and Florida.
VSU divesting its fossil fuels would send another signal.
Also, how about Continue reading VSU S.A.V.E. protest for fossil fuel divestiture and against Sabal Trail pipeline
Fracking for fossil fuels causes new pipelines and LNG export,
and without investment none of that will happen.
Come celebrate with S.A.V.E as we take part in the Global
Divestment Day Movement!
Come learn about divestment
from fossil fuels and how the VSU community can
get involved to better our future!!!
|Where?||VSU Palms Quad|
|When?||Feb. 12, 2015|
What is Global
Continue reading Cookout at VSU for Global Divestment –S.A.V.E.
The pipeline companies are invading insurgents, acting against the stated
directions of local elected governments.
Pipeline opponents, fighting for their land, water, air, safety, and children,
Merriam Webster defines insurgent as:
a person who revolts against civil authority or an established government
Five Six counties and two cities in Georgia and Florida
have so far passed resolutions against the Sabal Trail pipeline,
and four state representatives have complained to FERC about it:
here’s a list.
That’s in addition to the other
federal agencies that
have complained to FERC.
And in addition to the hundreds of individuals who have
spoken at Sabal Trail’s Open Houses and FERC’s Scoping Meetings,
overwhelmingly opposing the pipeline.
And in addition to the numerous landowner, environmental, and
political organizations that have passed resolutions,
filed with FERC, and in many cases
intervened with FERC against Sabal Trail’s application for a permit.
So if you see the people willing to put their time, money, and in many cases
their freedom on the line; when you see the media
call them insurgents, you know it’s a lie.
Like Americans against invading redcoats, pipeline opponents are patriots.
One of many lies deliberately promoted by the fossil fuel industry.
Eamon Javers wrote for CNBC 8 November 2011
Oil Executive: Military-Style ‘Psy Ops’ Experience Applied, Continue reading Sabal Trail is an insurgent invader; pipeline opponents are environmental patriots
The state representative for
Valdosta and parts of
cited their two resolutions and
enumerated lack of need for a pipeline, threatening letters from Sabal Trail, alternative routes
next to a school, ill effects on business
forestry and agriculture
private property valuations,
potential sinkholes due to drilling under the
including on the
anywhere in the fragile karst limestone
containing the Floridan Aquifer,
plus Spectra Energy’s own
say it doesn’t have insurance to cover
the kinds of
safety problems in Spectra’s own history
nor those pointed out by
Southern Natural Gas Company.
Dexter Sharper noted local evidence that
solar power is cheaper and safer,
the Lowndes County Democratic Party
“…we have a moral obligation to leave our children and grandchildren with an earth as safe, beautiful, and majestic as the one bequeathed to us by our parents and grandparents.”
For all these reasons, on behalf of my constituents and the citizens of Lowndes County and the state of Georgia, I oppose the Sabal Trail pipeline anywhere in the County of Lowndes or the State of Georgia.
I urge that FERC reject any permit for the Sabal Trail pipeline, or at the very least move it entirely out of the State of Georgia.
Filed 7 January 2015 with FERC as
Accession Number: 20150107-5100,
“Comment of Dexter Sharper, Georgia State Representative, District 177, under CP15-17.” Continue reading No eminent domain for water-threatening unnecessary Sabal Trail pipeline –GA Rep. Dexter Sharper District 177
The mayor of Valdosta has filed with FERC a resolution against
Sabal Trail, in support of the resolution by Lowndes County,
the most populous county
on any of the proposed pipeline paths in Georgia.
In addition to echoing Lowndes County’s concerns about
safety of school children,
lack of benefit to the state of Georgia,
the availability of a path to completely bypass Georgia,
Valdosta also added a WHEREAS about
the Floridan Aquifer,
the source of almost all of our drinking water in south Georgia and Florida.
passing those resolutions.
Filed with FERC today 17 December 2014,
Accession Number: 20141217-5076,
“Comment of John Gayle in Docket(s)/Project(s) CP15-17-000 Submission Date: 12/17/2014”, Continue reading Valdosta resolution against Sabal Trail filed with FERC
the Chairman’s letter of 11 April 2014,
perhaps after listening to
requests from citizens,
the Lowndes County Commission passed a resolution
wanting no part of Sabal Trail in the county or in the state of Georgia.
Update 2014-11-25: Well, according to
Joe Adgie in the Valdosta Daily Times today,
“Even though the missive has already been mailed [to FERC], the resolution will not be formally voted on until the county commission’s next meeting in December [9th].”
Filed with FERC in docket CP15-17 on 21 November 2014 as
Accession Number: 20141121-5242, but that was a Friday and FERC doesn’t work on weekends, so it actually appeared Monday 24 November 2014.
WHEREAS, Spectra Energy of Houston, Texas has proposed to build a $3.7 Billion, 460mile natural gas line known as Sabal Trail, and;
WHEREAS, The Lowndes County Board of Commissioners has concerns regarding
personal property rights Continue reading Opposes Sabal Trail pipeline in any portion of Lowndes County –Lowndes County Commission
It’s time for more counties to follow Dougherty County’s lead and pass
resolutions against the Sabal Trail pipeline.
Local protests in Valdosta and citizens speaking before local governments
emphasize that point.
Brittney Penland, VSU Spectator, Page 2, 6 November 2014,
Students, faculty protest future pipeline,
Protestors gathered on Oct. 31 at the corner of Park Avenue and
Patterson Street to argue against the building of the Sabal Trail
The protesters were associated with VSU’s Students Against Violating
the Environment and Wiregrass Activists for Clean Energy. The
costumes they were dressed in for Halloween attracted honking and
“thumbs up’s” from those driving by.
Another protest is scheduled for today at Continue reading VSU Spectator covers pipeline protest at Valdosta Sabal Trail office
From VSU’s front lawn, marching up Patterson Street, Students Against Violating the Environment (S.A.V.E.) today.
That’s first in 1,2,3 against Sabal Trail.
They’re marching to #2,
the protest in front of the Sabal Trail Valdosta office,
the Sabal Trail Open House in Jasper, FL, all today.
S.A.V.E.’s facebook event
And here’s S.A.V.E. president Adriana Taylor and former president Danielle Jordan
protesting the pipeline in Leesburg, GA 10 July 2014: