Kinder Morgan contributed to the campaigns of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal
and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, and to numerous other elected officials,
similar to Spectra Energy PAC and many other pipeline companies or
associated political action committees.
Could this have something to do with how Georgia state officials
are not being very helpful to the citizens who overwhelmingly
oppose both Kinder Morgan’s proposed Palmetto petroleum products
pipeline through eastern Georgia and Spectra’s proposed Sabal Trail
fracked methane pipeline through southwest Georgia?
Could it explain why the Georgia government seems to be treating both pipelines
as if they were public-private partnerships with the state?
Searching Georgia Campaign Finance Commission campaign records
show Kinder Morgan (KMI) subsidiary
Southern Natural Gas (SONAT)
contributed to a whole bunch of people, including Casey Cagle: Continue reading Kinder Morgan campaign contributions to GA Gov. Deal and Lt. Gov. Cagle
In case you thought
LNG export was only for Texas, Louisiana, Florida,
Massachusetts, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia,
the fossil fuel companies want to push fracked methane out through Georgia, too.
KinderMorgan’s Elba Island LNG export terminal,
with its north-to-south Elba Island Express pipeline project,
is already in the formal permitting process at FERC.
And it could easily interconnect with Sabal Trail to get its fracked methane.
Elba Liquefaction Project & EEC Modification Project,
announced by Shell 28 January 2013,
Shell and Kinder Morgan announce plans to export LNG from the United States,
by El Paso Pipeline Partners LP, picked up by
Alison Sider in the WSJ 19 December 2013,
El Paso, Shell Unit Will Expand Elba Island LNG Project:
$500 Million Expansion to Export More Gas from Terminal Near Savannah, Ga,
and written up by Mary Landers for Savannahnow.com 14 March 2014,
LNG export project moves forward,
Plans continue for $1.5 billion-worth of development at Elba Island
to allow the liquefied natural gas import facility to reverse its
processes and export the fuel. Southern LNG and Elba Liquefaction
Co. filed a formal application for the project with federal
regulators earlier this week.
The facility currently Continue reading Elba Island, GA LNG export