No domestic need for the fracked methane, which Spectra Energy’s CEO
has said it wants to export; no insurance despite Spectra’s track record
of safety violations; environmental destruction of water and soil:
for these and other reasons SpectraBusters, Inc.
has filed a motion to intervene with all three parts of the
fracked methane pipeline project including Sabal Trail,
using a form of filing that other groups could copy.
How can eminent domain be conferred on Sabal Trail, where there is
no benefit to the public, there is zero provision for disaster
accountability, and no real attempt at a real environmental impact
study? Along with the EPA, a taxpayer funded agency, we’d like
answers to these questions that we have posed to FERC for the past
Here’s how you or your organization can
file a motion to intervene.
Filed with FERC 24 December 2014 as
Accession Number: 20141224-5069,
“Motion to Intervene of SpectraBusters, Inc. under CP15-17, et. al..” Continue reading SpectraBusters moves to intervene on Sabal Trail et al.
Evidently Spectra’s Andrea Grover was too obviously failing
to convince people to stop worrying and love the Sabal Trail pipeline,
because FPL President and CEO Eric Silagy has taken up the
mighty megaphone of methane talking points.
And the Gainesville Sun ran him on the same page as
Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson and Jim Tatum of Our Santa Fe River,
today, 18 August 2014.
Here are the links and a few excerpts. Read ’em for yourselves!
Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson and Jim Tatum,
Pipeline poses multiple problems,
Again, we must point out that Florida Power & Light just recently
estimated that in 10 years the demand for power will increase
approximately 13 percent, but the Sabal Trail’s new pipeline would
have an increase of 33 percent delivery capability. The U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency filed a report with Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission saying that the recently completed (2011)
Southeast Supply Header System was designed as an “alternative
natural-gas source during hurricane-related disruptions in the Gulf
That’s actually an underestimate Continue reading OSFR v. FPL: head to head in the Gainesville Sun