Dismissed by FERC for lack of payment?
No worries, Strom, Inc.’s other LNG export application with the
FE is still active, and Strom asked to move the location, too,
to Crystal River.
Just east on Power Line Road from Duke Energy’s permantly-closed
Crystal River nuke and proposed new gas plant.
Strom says it would get the fracked methane from either FGT
or Sabal Trail, which is either an intrastate or an interstate
pipeline depending on which of Strom’s sentences you believe.
No, Strom’s CEO’s name is not Loki; it’s just pronounced that way,
and spelled Lokey.
Remember in July
FERC dismissed Strom’s Starke LNG application for lack of fee payment.
The Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) apparently
has no such scruples, since its
STROM INC, FE DKT. NO. 14-56-LNG was updated
29 September 2014 with
Strom Inc. – Amendment to Application to Reflect New Location of the Plant, Continue reading Strom asks FE to move LNG export application location →
Sierra Club has
a petition to stop Congressional fast-track for the
Trans-Pacific Parternership (TPP),
and that will probably stop the TPP, because in regular Congressional
hearings the parts that have been kept secret would get exposed,
which would make TPP very hard to approve.
Look at what Wikileaks found in
the TPP environment chapter,
the intellectual property chapter.
The U.S. is apparently lobbying for criminal offenses for even unintentional
infringements of “copyright, related rights and trademarks”
Yet there are no criminal sanctions for destroying our environment,
and the draft TPP text even points out:
On the other hand, WTO rules do allow members to derogate from their
obligations in some cases, for instance where a measure is aimed at the
conservation of natural resources, provided certain conditions are met.
Do we want corporate profit to override our clean water and air
and native plants and animals, not to mention our property rights?
Here’s the Sierra Club petition:
The Trans-Pacific Partnership could leave a big fracking mess!
The TPP is being pushed by Continue reading Sierra Club petition against TPP →
2004 2014 issue
Georgia Sierra Club‘s
The same issue has an excellent article on Georgia’s aquifers,
including the Floridan Aquifer that is a drinking water source
for all of Florida, through which the Sabal Trail pipeline proposes to bulldoze.
Proposed Sabal Trail Pipeline Threatens
Southwest Georgia Communities
By John Quarterman
Why should a shell corporation owned by two companies in Houston,
Texas and Juno Beach, Florida get to take Georgians’ property to
pipe fracked methane to Florida through our fragile karst limestone
drinking water aquifer?
Yet that’s what Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC, proposes to do, Continue reading Proposed Sabal Trail Pipeline Threatens Southwest Georgia Communities –in Georgia Sierran →
Why are Jaxport tenants buying LNG ships and a company that already has
an LNG export license?
And why is Jaxport so interested in becoming a major player in natural gas?
All reports agree this liquid natural gas (LNG) facility
is for supplying methane-fueled trucks and buses,
and some say its gas will come from a pipeline.
But are trucks and buses really the only destination for that pipelined
gas, or is it also intended for export, as
the U.S. House subcommittee chaired by
Ted Poe of Houston (home of Spectra Energy)
recently advocated at great length?
Timothy Gibbons wrote for Jacksonville Busines Journal 31 October 2013,
LNG plant puts Jacksonville at head of ‘tsunami’ of alternative fuel growth, Continue reading LNG export port at Jacksonville? →