The Palm Beach Post is located 15 miles from FPL’s headquarters in Juno Beach,
and right at the end of the extra pipeline FPL built from the end of the
Transco -> Sabal -> FSC pipeline the last few miles to the sea,
which would make LNG export even more convenient.
Susan Salisbury wrote yesterday for the Palm Beach Post,
FPL’s proposed $3.5 billion natural gas pipeline faces opposition,
Beth Gordon, a former Wellington resident, moved to Williston in rural
Levy County five years ago. She and her husband own a 32-acre horse
“It’s as close to perfect as it gets. Except now I’m being
forced to accept an outrageous risk that I want no part of,”
said Gordon, an attorney.
And why should Floridians or Georgians or Alabamans have to accept
that risk for the profit of FPL or of Houston-based Spectra Energy?
2004 2014 issue
Georgia Sierra Club‘s
The same issue has an excellent article on Georgia’s aquifers,
including the Floridan Aquifer that is a drinking water source
for all of Florida, through which the Sabal Trail pipeline proposes to bulldoze.
Proposed Sabal Trail Pipeline Threatens
Southwest Georgia Communities
By John Quarterman
Why should a shell corporation owned by two companies in Houston,
Texas and Juno Beach, Florida get to take Georgians’ property to
pipe fracked methane to Florida through our fragile karst limestone
drinking water aquifer?
Yet that’s what Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC, proposes to do, Continue reading Proposed Sabal Trail Pipeline Threatens Southwest Georgia Communities –in Georgia Sierran
On 14 November 2013 the U.S. DoE’s Office of Fossil Energy
approved LNG export authority for a company located
next to the end of the Transco-Sabal Trail-FSC pipeline
in Martin County, Florida,
right where FPL is already building another pipeline to the sea.
All the time since then Spectra and FERC have been saying the Sabal Trail
pipeline is not for export.
FERC’s whole rationale
for federal eminent domain
for this pipeline is that Florida needs the power.
If the methane is really for export,
what excuse is there for federal eminent domain?
order’s cover page says:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
OFFICE OF FOSSIL ENERGY
ADVANCED ENERGY SOLUTIONS. LLC ) FE DOCKET NO. I3~104-LNG
ORDER GRANTING LONG-TERM MULTI-CONTRACT
AUTHORIZATION TO EXPORT LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS
IN ISO CONTAINERS LOADED AT THE
FLORIDIAN FACILITY IN MARTIN COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND EXPORTED VIA OCEAN-GOING VESSEL
TO FREE TRADE AGREEMENT NATIONS
IN CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
DOE/FE ORDER NO. 3360
NOVEMBER 14, 2013
Friday 15 November 2013, the next day after that LNG authorization, Continue reading Floridian LNG Export approved last November, before Sabal Trail Open Houses or FERC Scoping Meetings
It sure looks like all Cowboys and Indians as far as fossil fuel
companies are concerned, and the only Cowboys are the fossil fuel executives
First Nations just won a temporary victory in New Brunswick, Canada
against fracking company
a wholly owned subsidiary of
Southwestern Energy of Houston, Texas.
Landowners and other pipeline opponents in the U.S. southeast
maybe can stop a methane pipeline that could well connect all the
way up to those same contested shale fields in New Brunswick.
APTN national news wrote yesterday,
SWN ending exploration work in NB, will be back in 2015: Elsipogtog War Chief Levi,
ELSIPGOTG FIRST NATION, NB—A Houston-based energy company that
has faced ferocious resistance from a Mi’kmaq-led coalition is
ending its shale gas exploration work for the year, says Elsipogtog
War Chief John Levi.
Levi said Friday that the RCMP informed him that SWN Resources
Canada is ending its exploration work, but will return in 2015.
SWN is not Spectra Energy.
SWN fracks for gas; Spectra mostly transports it in pipelines.
But look at Spectra’s own map,
Our Portfolio of Assets: Continue reading New Brunswick natives win against fracking company