Here’s why Sabal Trail and all the other fossil fuel profiteers avoid jury trials at all costs: when twelve peers of the afflicted decide, the frackers lose.
But money isn’t enough.
That land and water is permanently poisoned.
There’s only one real solution:
end fracking, to end all its new pipelines, compressor stations, bomb trains, and LNG export.
Sharon Kelly, Desmog Blog, 10 March 2016,
BREAKING: $4.2 Million Jury Verdict Against Cabot Oil & Gas in Dimock, PA Water Contamination Lawsuit,
A Pennsylvania jury handed down a $4.2 million verdict in a lawsuit
centering on water contamination from negligent shale gas drilling
in Dimock, PA, a tiny town that made international headlines for its
flammable and toxic drinking water.
The defendant in the lawsuit, Cabot Oil and Gas Corp., had
strenuously denied Continue reading Shoestring Energy Justice Network and Dimock families defeat mighty Cabot Oil & Gas in $4.2 million anti-fracking lawsuit win
Sabal Trail targets those most vulnerable, the
“elderly, disabled and without monetary or political means to “fight” such an environmentally intrusive plan.”
Filed with FERC 23 October 2015 as Accession Number 20151023-5278,
“Comment of Senator Freddie Powell Sims under CP15-17”:
FREDDIE POWELL SIMS
110-A State Capitol
Atlanta. Georgia 30334
Phone: (404) 463-5259
Fax: (404) 463-2279
Interstate Cooperation, Vice-Chairman
Education and Youth, Secretary
Natural Resources and the Environment
The State Senate
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
October 20, 2015
Kimberly D. Bose
Federal Energy Regulation Commission
888 First Street, N.E.
Washingtun, DC 20426
Dear Ms. Bose:
As State Senator for District 12 in the State of Georgia, I write
this letter in opposition to the proposed Sabal Pipeline location in
the populous area of Dougherty County / Albany, Georgia. The Sabal
Pipeline proposed location is a “reckless” proposal that negates the
health and safety of current and future residents of Dougherty
County / Albany, Georgia. Many of the residents Continue reading Sabal Trail is a reckless proposal –GA State Senator Sims to FERC
Writing directly to the FERC Commissioners,
these representatives stand up for the people against
pipeline company greed.
For immediate release: Friday, October 23, 2015
Contact: Max Gigle, 202-225-3631
PROPOSED SABAL TRAIL RAISES ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, HEALTH CONCERNS
CONGRESSMAN BISHOP AND GEORGIA HOUSE DEMOCRATS DEMAND ALTERNATIVES
ALBANY, GA — Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02)
spearheaded a letter with Congressmen John Lewis (GA-05), Henry
‘Hank’ Johnson Jr. (GA-04), and David Scott (GA-13) to the Federal
Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) raising concerns regarding Sabal
Trail’s application for a certificate of public convenience and
necessity to construct a 516-mile-long, 36-inch-diameter natural gas
pipeline through Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. The letter
especially cites the proposed location of the pipeline and an
accompanying compressor station in Albany, Georgia, which is located
in Dougherty County. The proposed location raises serious
environmental justice issues that have not been fully addressed by
FERC in its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the
Congressman Bishop, as well as Representatives Lewis, Scott, and
Johnson, are members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), which
has highlighted issues of environmental justice. The Environmental
Protection Agency defines environmental justice as, Continue reading Four Congress members demand Sabal Trail move off of Albany, GA
Rally against pipeline and compressor station September 28th, Monday
430pm at Albany Civic Center, sign up to speak at FERC hearing at
530pm, speak at FERC hearing starting at 6pm.
Please remember that scientific studies show that within one mile of a
gas compressor station in New York, which is 1/4 the size of the one
planned for Albany (meaning it will impact people within a 4 miles
radius) , the following impacts on health were recorded:
asthma, nosebleeds, headaches, and rashes
elevated levels of formaldehyde, a carcinogen
- increased mortality rate of persons over 65
double the risk of autism in expectant mothers in the third trimester
Some people think Continue reading Oppose Sabal Trail at FERC Albany, GA 2015-09-28
Fossil fuels are going down, as the third most populous U.S. state follows the lead of dozens of its local governments and bans fracking.
The sun is rising.
Jesse McKinley, New York Times, today 17 December 2014,
Cuomo to Ban Fracking in New York State, Citing Health Risks,
The Cuomo administration announced Wednesday that it would ban
hydraulic fracturing in New York State, ending years of uncertainty
by concluding that the controversial method of extracting gas from
deep underground could contaminate the state’s air and water and
pose inestimable public-health risks.
“I cannot support high volume hydraulic fracturing in the
great state of New York,” said Howard Zucker, the acting
commissioner of health.
That conclusion was delivered Continue reading New York State to ban fracking
Noise, land-use, health, and a planned joint meeting with county
and city Commissions of Dougherty County and Albany.
But will they actually pass an ordinance with legal effect?
How about get a judge to rule that the pipeline
company is not acting in public service for Georgia
and therefore cannot use eminent domain like a judge in Kentucky did?
Franklin White wrote for WFXL 15 September 2014,
Residents voice health concerns about possible pipeline.
It was a packed house Monday as Dougherty County residents asked the Dougherty County Commission to formulate a noise ordinance.
Christian McKinney wrote for WALB 15 September 2014,
Dougherty Co. to meet, discuss controversial Sabal pipeline, Continue reading Outrage over noise and health effects of Sabal Trail pipeline in Albany, GA
All members of the Dougherty County Commission signed a letter saying
“we grow increasingly concerned” that FERC and Sabal Trail aren’t
listening to concerns of Dougherty County citizens.
And that was after one August meeting of citizens discussing
and opposing that fracked methane pipeline;
Dougherty County citizens have held at least
four such meetings by now.
Maybe the Dougherty County Commission would like to
take legal action
by passing a land-use ordinance regulating pipelines.
many other County Commissions that are going to be affected by
And maybe the Alternative 1,
if the pipeline gets moved from its current proposed path
might want to also take action.
Here are images of the pages the Dougherty County
Commission sent to
5 September 2014, starting with the two pages of the Commission’s letter
dated 25 August 2014, three pages of a stakeholder writeup signed by Dinorah Hall,
two pages not depicted that were broken TIFFs, but presumably contained
the 13 August 2014 Albany Herald story about the South Dougherty League meeting,
and a Limited Warrantee Deed dated 24 May 2014 transferring 79.184 acres from
Down Home Plantation LLC to Sabal Trail Transmission LLC, which.
the Dougherty County Commission guesses is for a compressor station.
It’s not like that land transfer is a secret.
Searching for Sabal Trail in Continue reading We grow increasingly concerned –Dougherty County Commission to FERC
Via Greenlaw, comments on GA-EPD air permit application #22637.
Sinkholes, CO2, NOX, VOCs, potential damage to people,
animals, longleaf pine trees, air, and water.
The best part: Nonami recommends if the compressor station
should be built, it should be powered by solar panels.
If others want to file comments, the application number and the address are in here. -jsq
Continue reading Ted Turner’s Nonami objects to GA EPD about Sabal Trail compressor station
Received today. Note this says Georgia EPD does have authority
over an air permit for the Albany compressor station. State agencies do have
direct as well as indirect roles. -jsq
For Immediate Release
July 14, 2014
Sabal Trail Natural Gas Pipeline Threatens Air Quality in Southwest Georgia
GreenLaw files comments objecting to proposed natural gas pipeline
Atlanta, GA — Last week, additional concerns were raised about a proposed
natural gas pipeline that threatens to cut across large swaths of
Southwest Georgia, including longleaf pine tracts. GreenLaw, on
a number of
conservation groups, filed comments with the
Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) that raised
objections about air quality along the pipeline, including a
proposed compressor station outside Albany, Georgia. Continue reading Greenlaw files Air Quality objections to Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline
Where is FLiNG Energy and its
“partners in Indiantown”
that it expects to help it quadruple its LNG capacity in the
first quarter of 2016?
All along FPL’s pipeline to the sea, and PCBs, too.
So convenient for LNG export from the proposed Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline!
lists its contact address as
15328 SW Warfield Blvd. Indiantown, FL 34956.
this unassuming storefront that google maps shows with “Indiantown Realty”
on the front: Continue reading Where are Floridian LNG and FLiNG Energy?