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Eminent domain final notice from Sabal Trail

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.

300x388 Final request, in Eminent domain final notice from Sabal Trail, by John S. Quarterman, for SpectraBusters.org, 9 March 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

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.

5400 Westheimer Court
Houston, TX 77056

December 1, 2014

300x388 Threats? What threats? Page 1 of 2, in Sabal trail strikes back, by Lisa A. Connolly, for SpectraBusters.org, 1 December 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”), accession number 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

My Thanksgiving prize was an eminent domain threat from Sabal Trail –Sandra Jones to FERC

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:

300x388 2014-11-19 Sandra Jones to ferc (1 of 2), in Jones, by Sandra Jones, for SpectraBusters.org, 19 November 2014 The article featuring 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.”

Ms. 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 statute O.C.G.A. 22-3-88 was threatened.

“We hope you understand Continue reading My Thanksgiving prize was an eminent domain threat from Sabal Trail –Sandra Jones to FERC

Sabal Trail citing Stewart County injunction in Brooks County, Georgia

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?

300x404 Sabal Trail to Brooks County landowners, in Sabal Trail citing Stewart County injunction in Brooks County, Georgia 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

Any entry onto either of these two properties will be deemed a trespass –Sandra Jones to FERC

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
Suite 4100
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