Johanna de Graffenreid, Gulf Restoration Network, 11 November 2015,
EPA Warns – Sabal Trail Pipeline Threatens Gulf,
Last week, thanks to the courageous efforts of community members across the nation who stood up to the oil industry in their backyards, President Obama vetoed the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline. Unfortunately, there’s no rest for the weary and a new threat to our Gulf is rearing its ugly head.
Unless we stand up to Spectra Energy, and the EPA intervenes, the Sabal Trail Pipeline will begin construction in 2016.
There’s more, and a link to a petition to Stop the Southeast Market Pipeline.
“If I am not for myself who is for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?” —Hillel the Elder
Or, as the Texians said at Gonzales, the Georgians at Fort Morris, and the Spartans at Thermopylae:
Come and Take It!
Please sign this petition.
FERC can’t stand the truth?
Here’s what Roger Marietta wrote that you still can’t see through FERC’s elibrary, which is still broken eight hours later.
Same hazard blogged here eighteen months ago.
Filed with FERC 24 July 2015 as
Accession Number: 20150724-5034,
“Comment of Roger B. Marietta in Docket(s)/Project(s) CP15-17-000 Submission Date: 7/24/2015”
Roger B. Marietta, Albany, GA.
A developer in our City was told by the Sabal Trail right of way
acquisition people that the 36″ pipe would only be buried 3 feet deep
in non agricultural areas. My concern and that of other Veterans is
what happens to pipelines in Iraq where a man with a shovel can dig
up the dirt above a pipeline and then either tap into it or unleash
an act of terrorism. With all the ISIS attacks in America recently,
this pipeline is a “soft” target that has Continue reading This pipeline is a soft target that has inadequate security measures –Roger Marietta to FERC
Seems like Albany, Georgia residents are reaching the same conclusion
Searsmont, Maine residents reached after a compressor station blew out:
“We’ve been lied to!”
Jarvis Robertson, WFXL, 17 July 2015,
Residents continue fight against pipeline
Members of the community gathered Friday morning to let Sabal Trail
Transmission know that they weren’t giving up on the fight.
A silent protest was held Friday morning in front of STT located on
Protestors are still concerned about damage the compression pipeline
could do to the Albany-Dougherty area.
“There’s no reason for it to be in the city limits,” said Michelle
Hutchison. “It could blow up and catch on fire. It needs to be Continue reading Albany protester: we’ve been lied to from the beginning by Sabal Trail 2015-07-17
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
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
How do they say these things with a straight face?
Although the pipeline that ruptured was at least 4 decades old,
company officials say pipelines don’t age —
Sure and their bathrooms don’t require air vents,
because they don’t stink.
…and its maintained according to federal standards.
As in the standards
Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Agency (PHMSA)
told Williams Co. to follow back in September 2012,
fining it for not doing so?
The PHMSA standards that are so poor that Continue reading Pipelines don’t age, and we have no idea why Transco blew up (again) –Williams Co.
Floridian’s Clean Water Declaration Campaign, facebook, 18 February 2015,
Laura Dailey of SpectraBusters brought a strong message in favor of
solar energy and against the pipeline that’s proposed to cross the
More about Laura Dailey, Director of Community Outreach & Speaker’s Bureau.
And a few more of her notes for that speech:
Throughout history, the smart investor has bet his money on the
future. Today, colleges and universities, even major corporations
divesting from fossil fuels. Why? Because fossil fuels are
the new DINOSAURS, and we already know how that story ends! Even
Duke Energy, just last week
committed $225 million to the development of Solar energy.
Think of the
water that can be saved!
Since 2006, the
cost of solar panels Continue reading Laura Dailey spoke for SpectraBusters at clean water rally in Tallahassee
Why should we accept any risk from a pipeline company
that has repeatedly claimed not to be familiar with
the public record of its long list of corrosion, leaks, and explosions?
A pipeline company that has claimed land values wouldn’t be affected?
That it’s “hard to believe” its own law firm sent threats of eminent domain
to landowners, despite copies of those letters being sent to newspapers and FERC?
That Georgia counties need its gas, after those same counties
had already passed
resolutions wanting Sabal Trail’s pipeline out of their county and state?
A pipeline company that claims the Sunshine State needs its gas
when its own figures show half the acreage could produce just as much
Why should anybody in Albama, Georgia, or Florida accept any risk from
that company from Houston, Texas?
Sabal Trail claimed
theirs is a safe company and leaks and explosions seldom happen,
confronted on-camera with a list of incidents. Continue reading Would you buy a used car from Sabal Trail?
Tired of reporting on explosions unprevented by the
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
just issued a damning set of recommendations
to PHMSA, plus to an alphabet soup of other organizations to ride herd
on PHMSA to try to get some improvement.
How about instead we stop building new pipelines and get on with solar power?
NTSB said its motivation was three recent explosions it reported: the
2009 Palm City, Florida flying pipeline that almost hit a high school,
2010 San Bruno, California PG&E Pipeline Rupture and Fire,
2012 Sissonville, West Virginia I-75 house destruction,
These three accidents resulted in 8 fatalities, over 50 injuries,
and 41 homes destroyed with many more damaged.
And NTSB reporting on PHMSA’s failures goes back way farther than that, Continue reading NTSB tells PHMSA to fix its horrible pipeline safety methods
If a pipeline explodes and only trees are burnt, does anybody care?
This one was picked up by National Weather Service radar.
Have you ever heard of solar panels exploding?
Josh and Toni Hardy, MSNewsNow, 14 January 2015,
Pipeline fire burns out; leaves behind scorched patch of forest, Continue reading Radar saw fracked methane pipeline explode near reservoir, Jackson, MS