No accountability, no jobs, no benefits: how about no pipeline?
Sasha Lenninger, WFXL, 13 July 2015,
County commissioner’s concerns over pipeline,
During Monday’s Dougherty County Commission meeting, one
commissioner brought up thoughts about the Sabal Trail Pipeline….
“What kind of measures do we have in place to protect our
citizens from the hazards or even during the construction process
that doing the heavy construction could damage the right of ways,
the roads, and the water systems? If it becomes contaminated, what
kind of measures do we have in place to hold them
accountable,” asked [Commissioner Harry] James…
“We already have gas lines in the county but you’re only
talking six to 10 inch lines. Now you’re talking about Continue reading What kind of measures do we have in place to hold Sabal Trail accountable for contamination? –Harry James 2015-07-13
FPL’s hometown newspaper never mentions solar or wind in an opinion piece
asking whether you think the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline is a good idea.
You can comment directly in the newspaper.
Maybe you’d like to send your comments to FERC, as well.
Palm Beach Post Opinion Staff wrote yesterday,
Should FPL’s natural gas pipeline be built?
NextEra Energy, parent of Florida Power & Light, is contracting with
Spectra Energy to run a natural gas pipleine 591 miles through the
heart of the state, ending in Martin County.
FPL President Eric Silagy says the company needs the additional
pipeline to provide redundancy and added capacity to the state’s
existing natural gas pipleines. FPL is now the nation’s largest
consumer of natural gas, he says.
It’s curious how
FPL’s own projections in its 10-year plan
don’t support Continue reading Build FPL’s natural gas pipeline or not? –Palm Beach Post
Received Sunday on
Stranded fossil fuel assets. -jsq
Governmental eminent domain powers have been growing for more than
115 years, to the point where courts have upheld the taking of
property from one private owner for the purpose of transferring it
to another, as long as it benefits the public. The
Natural Gas Act
eminent domain powers
to the pipeline companies,
subject to court approval.
However there’s no mechanism in place to dispute
the taking. Things to consider:
How does this benefit the public by taking land from the public?
Is there an irrefutable study that
shows this act of taking of private land is justifiable by needs
other than capitalistic greed?
Also, what about the mineral rights of the property?
How many “pipes” or infrastructures can
the Pipeline Company sell or lease access to other entities without
any future benefits paid to the original land owners?
Are all Continue reading How does this pipeline benefit the public by taking land from the public?
In the same coastal plain that contains the Floridan Aquifer
with our drinking water,
a commission just rejected a natural gas pipeline
that would have gone through
a pine fire forest with blueberries
and bobcats much like ours.
FERC should reject the Sabal Trail pipeline.
Wayne Parry wrote for AP 10 January 2014,
Natural gas pipeline for N.J. Pinelands rejected,
Pemberton Township, N.J. — A New Jersey agency tasked with
protecting the ecologically fragile
narrowly defeated a proposal Friday to run a 22-mile natural gas pipeline
“This is a great victory for the Pinelands and the environment of
the region,” said Jeff Tittel, director of the
New Jersey Sierra Club.
“Today the commissioners said the Pinelands are not for sale.”
“The Pinelands is host Continue reading Methane pipeline rejected in New Jersey
Filed with FERC
17 December 2013
the Ichetucknee Alliance facebook group:
Lucinda F Merritt, Fort White, FL.
The Ichetucknee Alliance (http://ichetuckneealliance.org)
opposes placement of any new natural gas pipelines under, over or through
the 5.5-mile long Ichetucknee River, including the area of
Ichetucknee Springs State Park, the area of Columbia County that is
included in the historic riverbed (the Ichetucknee Trace), and any
part of the Ichetucknee Springshed.
The Alliance opposes any new pipelines in these areas for the
The river and springs, including Ichetucknee Springs State Park, are Continue reading The Alliance opposes any new pipelines in these areas –Ichetucknee Alliance to FERC