Which Houston, Texas pipeline company has sued Ted Turner, Bob Graham,
and dozens of other Georgia landowners, including a Georgia Centennial Farm?
That’s right, Spectra Energy, as in the Sabal Trail fracked methane boondoggle.
Dan Chapman, AJC, 1 May 2016,
South Georgia pipeline fight turns into battle over eminent domain,
Continue reading Sabal Trail sues Georgia landowners for federal eminent domain –Atlanta Journal Constitution
A Texas company wants to condemn private property in Georgia for a
pipeline to deliver energy to Florida.
The financial press amusingly tries to spin Kinder Morgan’s
suspension yesterday of its Palmetto petroleum products pipeline as a positive.
Meanwhile, Sabal Trail still needs stopping even after
the historic win in the Georgia legislature,
and remember KMI is in bed with Sabal Trail on
on the Jacksonville Expansion Project (JEP) from Suwannee County, FL to Jacksonville,
FERC Docket No. CP15-144.
Matthew DiLallo, Motley Fool, 31 March 2016,
Kinder Morgan Inc. Presses Pause on the Palmetto Pipeline Project:
The Palmetto Pipeline is halted due to eminent domain dispute.,
The Palmetto Pipeline project was initially Continue reading Cost to KMI of Palmetto Pipeline Suspension and other pipeline opposition
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
Yay Savannah Riverkeeper, Greenlaw, and Push Back the Pipeline!
Kinder Morgan go home to Houston: you can’t even sell your Palmetto Project.
And take Spectra’s Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline with you.
JoAnn Merrigan, WSAV3, 1 March 2016,
Judge says NO to Kinder Morgan appeal on Palmetto Pipeline,
The Savannah Riverkeeper says score one for property rights in
Georgia when it comes to the proposed Palmetto Pipeline and the
possible use of eminent domain.
A Fulton County Superior Court judge today ruled against Kinder
Morgan (the company planning the pipeline.)…
Now the Riverkeeper reports that “after months of deliberation
however, the judge has disagreed and that Tuesday’s decision spells
relief for Continue reading Judge denies KMI appeal for Palmetto Pipeline
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
Atlanta is surrounded by pipeline invaders, and Steve Caley nailed why:
“The public-use doctrine is being twisted and abused by many
companies proposing to build these pipelines that are really not for
a public purpose, but for a private profit,” said Steve Caley,
the interim director of Atlanta-based GreenLaw, an environmental
nonprofit. “There needs to be a change in the law to further
circumscribe the use of eminent domain.”
Dan Chapman, AJC, 13 June 2015,
New pipelines fuel fights over property,
recorded another pipeline company deliberately missing the point: Continue reading Pipeline companies abusing public-use doctrine –Steven Caley, GreenLaw, in AJC
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
Four pipeline projects surround Atlanta, and Georgia’s governor won’t comment.
Spectra’s Andrea Grover did, though, saying the Albany compressor station would be no louder than “a modern-day dishwasher.”
Dan Chapman, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 3 April 2015,
Pipeline project fuels fight on state’s future,
VALDOSTA — Southwest Georgia is roiling mad over a proposed
gas pipeline to Florida that virtually nobody in Atlanta, except
Ted Turner, has heard about.
Electric Power & Light
John Carlton looks over a gopher tortoise hole a few feet away from a 1954 easement for an 8 inch natural gas line on his property at Morrison Pines Plantation in Moultrie. The planned Sabel Trail pipeline would run 50 feet over from the existing line. Carlton is undecided on the proposal.
Photograph credit: Curtis Compton, AJC
has more of the text: Continue reading Georgia has no use for new pipelines –AJC
FERC just directed Sabal Trail to actually address problems raised
by citizens and local government agencies, plus numerous discrepencies
FERC itself detected.
Opposition to this unnecessary and hazardous fracked methane
pipeline is having effects, even with rubberstamping FERC.
But watch out Tifton, Valdosta, Thomasville, and The Villages!
You’re now on possible routes.
Sabal Trail is to provide details for
Greenlaw’s route-around-Albany proposals on behalf of Sierra Club and others
Valdosta, you’re back in two proposed routes,
the the one you saw last summer, plus
one down I-75 that would go right past Lowndes High School
and also past The Villages in sinkhole-prone Sumter County, Florida.
Tifton, you’re not safe; look at that Hillabee route.
Thomasville watch out: you’re on a new proposed route.
Sabal Trail is to provide alternatives to minimize effects on or
completely avoid the
and this is even before the Hamilton County Commission’s resolution
against the pipeline gets to FERC.
FERC’s letter is peppered with requirements
to cooperate with
federal, state, and local agencies
especially including about
land use and environmental requirements
It explicitly says that
all surveys Continue reading Explain karst, sinkholes, discrepencies, and routes around Albany and the Withlacoochee River –FERC to Sabal Trail
“Putting a pipeline anywhere near in a sinkhole-laden environment could be horrific if something went wrong,” said Our Santa Fe River President Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson, “Our organization is still very much opposed.”
Governor has financial stake in natural gas pipeline, by Megan Reeves, Lake City Reporter, 27 July 2014., also mentioning Greenlaw and EPA, and further quoting Malwitz-Jipson.
Here’s an op-ed by Our Santa Fe River.