Especially preventable after Sabal Trail’s river easements
went down in flames in a historic vote by the Georgia House last week.
L. Elliott Jones, Albany Herald, 28 March 2016,
L. ELLIOTT JONES: Construction of Sabal Trail pipeline is not inevitable
GUEST COLUMNIST: Efforts are still under way to prevent the construction of the gas pipeline,
Carlton Fletcher’s story, “Dougherty County leaders OK
inevitable agreement on pipeline” on March 21, presented only
one part of the current story on the Sabal Trail pipeline. There are
two schools of thought on the Sabal Trail pipeline: those who
believe construction of the pipeline is inevitable, and those who
believe the pipeline can and should be prevented, and are working
hard to do so. No one, in either group, believes it is needed in
Continue reading Construction of Sabal Trail pipeline is not inevitable –L. Elliott Jones
The people don’t want Sabal Trail, nor its compressor station.
Nobody but Spectra’s paid person Andrea Grover spoke for Sabal Trail,
and she only did it by email later, not at the hearing.
Pretty good coverage in three local stories.
Carlton Fletcher, Albany Herald, 7 November 2015,
Sabal Trail opponents voice concerns to EPD:
State officials hold air-quality permitting hearing at Albany Tech,
“There’s a great deal of frustration here because the
preponderance of evidence shows that this is a bad project,”
[Gordon] Rogers said. “And while we Continue reading Albany against Sabal Sinkhole Trail at GA-EPD air quality hearing
6:30 PM tonight, 5 November 2015 at Albany Technical College.
Gordon Rogers, Flint Riverkeeper and Gretchen Quarterman, WWALS Watershed Coalition
Here’s the EPD Press Release: Continue reading Tonight! Stop the Sinkhole Trail Pipeline at the Public Hearing, Air Quality, Sabal Trail Albany Compressor –GA-EPD 2015-11-05
6:30 PM 5 November 2015 at Albany Technical College.
Here’s the EPD Press Release:
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Environmental Protection Division
Air Protection Branch
4244 International Parkway • Suite 120 • Atlanta • Georgia 30354
404/363-7000 • Fax: 404/363-7100
Judson H. Turner, Director
For Immediate Release Contact: Thomas Smith — 404-362-2790
EPD to Host Q&A Session and Public Hearing in Albany
on Sabal Trail Air Quality Permit Application
(ATLANTA — October 21, 2015) — The Georgia Environmental
Protection Division (EPD) will host a forum on Thursday, Nov. 5 Continue reading Public Hearing, Air Quality, Sabal Trail Albany Compressor –GA-EPD 2015-11-05
An air quality permit for the proposed Albany compressor station
is one of many local and state permits FERC requires Sabal Trail to get.
This is a big one, because no compressor station, no pipeline.
Roger Marietta remarks:
You can email Georgia EPD prior to August 8th GA EPD:
firstname.lastname@example.org re: application # 23350 (Air Quality Permit
Application) focus on methane and other toxic gases leaking and
being blown off during pressure releases and unburnt gases and CO2
from the continuously running compressor station power turbines. Ask
for a public hearing as well.
Recommend you send more than one comment and focus on a different
issue each time.
Copy email@example.com on your ecomment to GA-EPD and we’ll
probably blog it.
And don’t forget to
call GA Governor Deal and sign the petition to him.
Do it now, or you may
hear that compressor sound in your sleep.
Texan and Floridan FERC-enabled
wants Colquitt County
cheap invasion route,
even though that threatens local
property rights, taxes,
while there’s no demonstrated
for the fracked methane nor any definitive plans even to sell it in Georgia,
so the Moultrie city government
opposes the pipeline
that it should at least be put on hold until local concerns
are adequately considered by FERC and GA-EPD.
So both of the counties (Dougherty and Colquitt)
and both of their county seats (Albany and Moultrie)
named by Sabal Trail as needing gas through MGAG
have passed resolutions saying they don’t want the
pipeline at all, along with
Terrell County, Brooks County, Lowndes County, and Valdosta, Georgia,
plus Hamilton County, Florida.
Filed with FERC 6 May 2015 as
Accession Number: 20150506-0008,
“City of Moultrie, Georgia submits a Resolution re the Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC Natural Gas Pipeline etc under PF14-1.” Continue reading At least put Sabal Trail on hold –Moultrie resolution
After you’ve signed
the petition to GA Gov. Nathan Deal,
you can call or write him and other state, federal, and local elected and appointed officials
and ask them to oppose the unnecessary, destructive, and dangerous Sabal Trail
fracked methane pipeline.
Georgia is the fastest growing solar market in the country, and the
Georgia legislature just passed unanimously and the Governor signed
a law to facilitate financing solar power.
Help the pipeline shrink away from the Georgia sunshine!
The great state of Georgia should protect its citizens from
this invader from Texas that threatens our water, our land, and our
way of life.
Governor Continue reading Ask your elected and appointed public officials to oppose Sabal Trail
Update 27 October 2014: Added
page 3 FERC had
omitted, about lack of need, most property owners already have a pipeline, explosions, false pretense, and duress.
Because of the last point about Nathan Deal,
several people brought this ecomment to my attention today.
Its main request is for FERC to
vacate surveys taken through permission obtained
through misleading letters, and make Sabal Trail
resurvey only those properties whose landowners
give permission after being informed important information such as that
Sabal Trail cannot use Georgia eminent domain.
Actually, the Lowndes County government got a letter from Sabal Trail
19 June 2013, even earlier than
the ones noted below.
Also, the point about
Delays I haven’t seen before,
especially combined with
the point about harm to landowners.
The date of
formation reaches its punchline two pages later in
I added the links and images. Filed with FERC
30 September 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary; FERC;
On December 19, 2012, Florida Power & Light, hereafter referred to
as FPL. issued a Request For Proposal with a deadline of April 3,
2013 ((A) see attached Florida PSC report), to construct a natural
gas pipeline from Southwest central Alabama to South central Florida
a distance of some 700 miles and completely by-passing Georgia
((B) see attached FPL map).
Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC, hereafter
referred to as STT, changed the FPL route, at their discretion, Continue reading Make Sabal Trail resurvey all the properties –Bill Kendall
The Florida Public Service Commission
has a special say in the
Southeast Market Pipelines Project
Florida Southeast Connection (FSC) leg of this pipeline is
completely inside Florida and completely owned by FPL, a Florida regulated
And Florida has a say because the
for the three-part
Transco -> Sabal Trail -> FSC project is that
supposedly Florida needs the power (it doesn’t,
but that’s the excuse).
FPL is getting so desperate for public acceptance of this boondoggle
they pressed their own CEO, Eric Silagy, into attempting to rebut
Our Santa Fe River’s latest entry in the op-ed debate.
Sabal Trail and FERC would like everyone to believe state regulators
have no say, but that’s just not true.
It’s not even clear GA PSC has no say, considering that Continue reading State and local permitting for Sabal Trail pipeline