Even Duke Energy thinks the Sabal Trail pipeline is not necessary.
Pat Faherty wrote 30 May 2014 for the Citrus County Chronicle,
Natural-gas plant not tied to pipeline completion (I added the images and links),
Construction of Duke Energy’s $1.5 billion power plant in Citrus
County is not dependent on completion of the controversial Sabal
Trail natural gas pipeline.
a petition Tuesday with the Florida Public Service
Commission for an affirmative determination of need for its Citrus
County combined-cycle power plant.
That’s the same 27 May 2014 filing that was supposed to show
Sabal Trail fueling Duke’s plant, but Continue reading Duke Energy doesn’t need Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline
EPA isn’t buying FPL’s need for new power in Florida,
or that methane is better than
renewable energy sources
should be considered together, not separately),
or that a pipeline is the best way to get gas
Port Dolphin instead),
or that any of the
proposed routes are appropriate,
not to mention catching inconsistent numbers of
and asking to see any
And EPA asked for
as well as further information on water
re-emitted into the environment.
My favorite is
EPA recommends FERC provide in the EIS readable and comprehensible
maps and figures, and clearly describe all potential impacts with the
proposed action upon children’s health. For example, maps of schools,
day-care facilities, multifamily housing, and hospitals should have
different legend colors and be created at scales providing appropriate
information, i.e., proximity of sensitive receptors to the navigation
and transportation corridors.
FERC shows EPA’s comments as filed
23 April 2014, although they are dated two days earlier. -jsq
UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Continue reading Explain why the gas is needed –EPA to FERC
Offshore deepwater LNG import project Port Dolphin was approved by FERC in 2009,
despite interventions by a long list of other pipeline companies, FPL, and other entities.
FERC granted Port Dolphin permission to interconnect with
Gulfstream and Florida Gas Transmission, the two pipelines FPL
requires Sabal Trail to connect to.
What if Port Dolphin files to export LNG, as so many other import-permitted
projects are doing?
own website doesn’t seem to be responding.
Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine
a cached copy from 12 January 2014, with this map:
Manatee Chamber of Commerce lists Port Dolphin’s contact information as: Continue reading Port Dolphin off Tampa already approved by FERC for LNG import
Received Monday 25 March 2014 as a PDF. -jsq
Three River Estates Property Owners, Inc.
P.O. Box 148
Fort White, FL 32038-0148
Position Statement on Sabal Trail/Spectra Energy Methane Pipeline
The Three River Estates Property Owners (TREPO) Board of Directors
joins with other homeowners and conservation groups in strongly
opposing the placement of the Sabal Trail Methane gas pipeline,
anywhere in the Ichetucknee Springs Basin & Ichetucknee Trace &
surrounding areas. We specifically oppose Continue reading TREPO allies with SpectraBusters and pipeline opponents
FPL and Spectra could lose, because many organizations and individuals
don’t want dirty methane pipelines when we can go straight to conservation,
efficiency, and solar and wind power.
Kevin Spear wrote for the Orlando Sentinel
19 January 2014
Pipeline to bring natural gas to state,
Florida Power & Light Co. is on the cusp of getting the pipeline it
has long wanted to carry natural gas from elsewhere in the nation to
Central and South Florida to run the utility’s power plants.
But the proposed $3.6 billion project, which FPL hopes to start
using in 2017, has drawn mixed responses from even groups that are
Among them, Audubon Florida lauds natural gas as cleaner than coal
when burned by power plants, while
Sierra Club Florida opposes the
line as likely to ensure that the state becomes further addicted to
the fuel at the expense of developing solar power.
Other negative reactions include:
Contention by many environmentalists that the use of natural gas on
the whole — from drilling to consuming — is as damaging
to the environment as the use of coal.
Concerns that the route of the proposed pipeline is potentially
harmful to Florida wetlands and aquifers.
Criticism from some environmental groups that Continue reading Even many FPL allies oppose new methane pipelines
Force Majeure, or an act of God, in other words “not our fault”,
that’s what a methane pipeline company calls
the 25-acre sinkhole in Assumption Parish, Louisiana.
The same thing could happen in
the soft limestone underlying all of Florida and south Georgia
that contains our Floridan Aquifer, the source of our drinking water.
Energy Transfer’s page for Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC under
|Notice Status Description:
|Reqrd Rsp Desc:
||No response required|
||Aug 15 2012 1:57PM|
||FORCE MAJEURE, Southern Portion of the Chacahoula Lateral & Napoleonville Interconnect, Assumption P|
|Notice Effective Date/Time:
||Aug 15 2012 1:54PM|
|Notice End Date/Time:
||Until further notice|
FORCE MAJEURE, Southern Portion of the Chacahoula Lateral & Napoleonville Interconnect, Assumption Parish, Louisiana (Revision #1) Continue reading Pipeline subsidence is Force Majeure –Florida Gas Transmission
Filed with FERC
31 December 2013:
Sandra Y Jones, Moultrie, GA.
Sabal Trails Transmission LLC is attempting to install another 36
inch natural gas pipeline which will deliver 1 billion cubic feet of
natural gas per day through Alabama, Georgia, and Florida based on a
need for more fuel to run a new power plant.
They state this gas line will produce enough power for 4 million
homes. They state their
Gulfstream line, which they own with
Williams Company, delivers 1.26 billion Bcf/day to Florida and that
is enough to produce electricity for 4.5 million homes.
Florida Gas Transmission sends nearly 3 billion Bcf/day. This line produces
enough energy to power 13.5 million homes. This amount of natural
gas would collectively produce enough power for twenty-two million
homes according to Spectra’s information.
The total population for Florida is
19.32 million and 2.58 persons
live in each household. According to the US Census 2012 repost,
there are 9,031,051 households in the entire state. Also of interest
is that presently
only 60% of the power produced in Florida is
produced by natural gas.
There is no need for this new pipeline. Sabal Trails is
misrepresenting the truth. In a state where there are only 9,031,051
households why Continue reading Stop this rape of the “stakeholders” homes, farms, and lands –Sandra Y Jones to FERC