Citing the GDOT denial of KMI’s Palmetto Pipeline and numerous specific
hazards of Spectra Energy’s proposed Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline
(sinkholes in karst limestone
and a compressor station
next to Albany’s water wells, all for no benefit to Georgia, by a company with a poor safety record),
U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop (GA-02) wrote to FERC (PDF):
I believe that FERC should deny STT’s application for a
Certificate of Public Necessity.
And he told FERC to tell Sabal Trail to stop suing
his constituents for eminent domain.
A year after
Rep. Bishop listened in Albany for two hours to complaints about Sabal Trail,
Dougherty County and
filed followup letters to their resolutions against that pipeline.
Neither FERC nor Sabal Trail answered them,
so their Representative in the U.S. Congress forwarded their
letters with that sharp cover letter.
Three weeks later, FERC still hasn’t even filed his letter in their e-comment system,
much less responded to it.
Just how lawless is FERC, anyway?
Doesn’t a member of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations give them pause? Continue reading Deny Sabal Trail, said U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, and FERC ignored him →
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 →
Houston, Houston, do you read?
GDOT agrees with
Push Back the Pipeline:
there’s no Public Convenience and Necessity for the Palmetto Project.
Kinder Morgan take your pipeline and go home.
While you’re at it, Spectra take your Sabal trail pepeline and go home to Houston.
Push Back the Pipeline on this great victory!
Whitney Harris, WTOC, today,
Palmetto Pipeline: Kinder Morgan can’t take land – DETAILS HERE, Continue reading GDOT says no eminent domain for Palmetto Pipeline →
In a blow to Kinder Morgan’s proposed Palmetto Pipeline, GDOT has denied Kinder Morgan’s request for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. This means the pipeline company cannot declare eminent domain on property owned by landowners who object to this $1 billion pipeline, that would transport gasoline, ethanol, and diesel from Belton, South Carolina to Jacksonville, Florida.
Official Statement from GDOT:
“After careful consideration of information in the application submitted by Kinder Morgan on behalf of Palmetto; numerous public comments submitted at seven (7) public meetings held by Palmetto; two (2) public hearings hosted by the Georgia DOT; and approximately 3000 public comments submitted online and by mail to myself and the Utilities staff, the Department has determined that it will not issue a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity.”
Perhaps the same action can be done concerning the Sabal Trail Pipeline proposing to be gouged through Alabama, Georgia and Florida rivers, wetlands, and atop the Floridian Aquifer.
As reported by WALB Channel 10 News this morning ……
Most of the 400 people at the final Georgia Department of Transportation hearing
vehemently opposed Kinder Morgan’s Palmetto petroleum products Pipeline.
There’s still time to ask GDOT to deny the Palmetto permit.
Now is the time also to ask GDOT to deny any permits for the Sabal Trail
fracked methane pipeline,
and for Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle
to oppose Sabal Trail like they just said they oppose the Palmetto Project.
That’s SpectraBusters ally Gretchen Elsner of the Georgia Climate Coalition
on the Friday front page of the
Savannah Morning News,
Clapping in the blue shirt is Continue reading Massive opposition to KMI Palmetto Pipeline in Waynesboro + Sabal Trail →
Push Back the Pipeline for this victory!
Party in Waynesboro tonight! Georgia Governor Nathan Deal today
said the state and GDOT oppose Kinder Morgan’s Palmetto Project,
and will take it to the courts if necessary.
the GDOT Hearing in Waynesboro anyway, as a victory party.
And if Georgia objects to KMI’s Palmetto pipeline,
Georgia should object to Spectra’s Sabal Trail pipeline.
WRDW, 7 May 2015,
Georgia’s Governor says the state is against pipeline project,
“We’re going to object from the state level and I think that process
will then go to the courts for a judge to decide,” Gov. Deal said.
“We’ve been in consultation with Continue reading GA Gov. says state opposes KMI’s Palmetto Pipeline →
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 →