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Sloppy FOIA redaction from FERC for Sabal Trail pipeline landowners

FERC took a week to not supply what was requested in Beth Gordon’s FOIA, and apparently if you’ve organized your property under an LLC, your LLC name is visible on the redacted list, even if that name includes your personal name. Whose privacy is FERC protecting, anyway, now that all landowners along the proposed pipline path have had their privacy invaded by the pipeline company?

Here’s what Beth Gordon asked for 2 January 2014:

A list of each and every landowner in Florida contacted by Sabal Trail LLC by mail to inform them that they are on, or may be on, the proposed pipeline and/or proposed survey map for this project.

Here’s what FERC sent back 10 January 2014:

A redacted version of the Sabal Trails landowner list that was submitted to FERC of October 4, 2013 in docket number PF-14-1 has been previously released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This document is identified in the FERC e-library as accession number 20131004-5123 (Appendix B). Please find attached part 1 and part 2 of this redacted list. Additional emails will be provided with the remainder of this material. We will also provide a courtesy copy of the public cover letter for this submittal.

Appendix B of 20131004-5123 is marked on FERC’s website as:

You don’t have permission to access this document.
This document (eLibrary accession no. 20131004-5123) is Privileged.
The public may file a FOIA request under 18 C.F.R. 388.108.

Here are the four parts Continue reading Sloppy FOIA redaction from FERC for Sabal Trail pipeline landowners

Got these “responses” to my FOIA request for landowner lists from FERC- BLANK sheets of paper! Thanks FERC! Our tax dollars at work. They based their blank response on “exemption 6” of FOIA…

appeal foiaList 1 List 2 List 3 List 4 email from FERC with FOIA response FOIA request from ferc Cover_Letter_-from Sabal trail to FERC _PF14-1_-_20131004-5122_(1)