How many landowners has Sabal Trail sent final notices like this?
Update 2015-03-23: Added transcription; see
more background here and
you can write to the Clerk of Superior Court in Leesburg, GA against a possible summary judgement for surveying eminent domain in a hearing Tuesday morning 11:30 AM March 24th 2015.
It is imperative that Sabal Trail begin performing the remaining
surveys. Please consider this letter as Sabal Trail’s final request
for permission to conduct the surveys on a portion of your property….
Please note that Georgia statute O.C.G.A. 22-3-88, sets forth survey authority as
related to this Project which has been affirmed in Georgia Court.
Imperative for a company from Houston to profit by gouging through
local land and under our rivers and maybe into our aquifer.
Not imperative for those of us who live here.
And the only Georgia court decision I’ve heard of is Continue reading Eminent domain final notice from Sabal Trail
Sabal Trail strikes back, claiming trespassing on your property for surveying
isn’t a taking of your property rights, and pretending that wouldn’t lead to taking of property rights through eminent domain.
Filed with FERC 1 December 2014 as
Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC submits Response to Recent Correspondence under PF14-1.
SABAL TRAIL TRANSMISSION, LLC
5400 Westheimer Court
Houston, TX 77056
December 1, 2014
Ms. Kimberly D. Bose
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20426
Re: Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC, Docket No. PF14-1-000
Response to Recent Correspondence
Dear Ms. Bose:
In a recent filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“Commission”),
20141119-5122, Ms. Sandra Y. Jones alleged that Spectra Energy and Sabal Trail land agents have
“threatened eminent domain” against homeowners along the
proposed Sabal Trail route. Sabal Trail and Spectra Energy take
these Continue reading Sabal Trail Strikes Back
A Colquitt County resident spelled out a series of eminent domain threats
to her, plus the background of the infamous Stewart County eminent domain ruling Sabal Trail has used to threaten landowners in other counties.
Filed with FERC 19 November 2014 as
Protest of Sandra Y Jones under PF14-1 (PDF),
Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioners:
an interview with Spectra’s Andrea Grover in
today’s Valdosta Daily Times newspaper requires a response from an
impacted landowner and please note that I am only one of possibly
over a thousand in the same position. Ms. Grover asserts that
allegations from homeowners that surveyors threatened eminent domain
on their properties
“hard to believe.”
Grover may be right that surveyors have not threatened eminent
domain, but Spectra Energy and Sabal Trail land agents certainly
have. In the second letter I received from this company dated
September 16, 2013 (see attachments) requesting my signature for
permission to survey my two tracts of land, the use of Georgia
“We hope you understand Continue reading My Thanksgiving prize was an eminent domain threat from Sabal Trail –Sandra Jones to FERC
Why would a pipeline company from Houston suffer irreparable harm
if it couldn’t go onto the land of somebody in Georgia?
A judge in one Georgia county bought Sabal Trail’s eminent domain assertions
and now Sabal Trail is citing that to try to get a landowner in Brooks County
to let it on the property to survey for its fracked methane pipeline.
What about private property rights?
The letter dated 12 April 2014 from Sabal Trail
includes this part:
A copy of the Order granting Sabal Trail’s request for injunctive relief,
entered on February 21, 2014,
is enclosed for your review. As you will see, the Order concluded that:
Sabal Trail has the right, incidental to its power of eminent domain,
to enter private property to conduct the Survey Activities.
Delays in conducting the Survey Activities will cause Sabal Trail irreparable harm.
The Survey Activities will not cause substantial harm to the defendant landowners,
nor will the surveys disserve the public interest.
Accordingly, the Order prohibits those landowners from preventing or interfering Continue reading Sabal Trail citing Stewart County injunction in Brooks County, Georgia
Filed with FERC
30 November 2013:
Sandra Jones, Moultrie, GA.
Sandra G. Yarbrough Jones
2056 Dunn Road
Moultrie, GA 31768
November 30, 2013
Via: First Class Mail; Certified, Return Receipt Requested Mail; Email
Matthew J. Calvert
Hunton & Williams LLP
600 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30308-2216
Dear Mr. Calvert:
This letter is to inform you that I do not consent to Sabal Trail,
Spectra Energy or any of its agents or employees entering my two
properties Continue reading Any entry onto either of these two properties will be deemed a trespass –Sandra Jones to FERC