Lake County, FL residents especially please go to this meeting.
Scott Callahan, Daily Commercial, 25 April 2016,
Leesburg may tap into gas pipeline,
LEESBURG — Some affected landowners and environmentalists may
not be happy with plans for a new gas pipeline through Lake County,
but the city of Leesburg considers it a blessing….
City commissioners will consider the tap request during tonight’s
commission meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Thanks to Continue reading Ask Leesburg, FL City Council not to tap fracked methane from Sabal Trail 2016-04-25
In April 2014 the Groveland, Florida City Council unanimously
voted to ask FERC
to move the Sabal Trail pipeline off of private property
and the Green Swamp and onto Florida state lands.
The vote is recorded in their
minutes of April 21, 2014:
Resolution 2014-04-06: Sabal Trail Transmission Line
Motion to approve
Vice Mayor James Smith,
Council Member John Griffin.
Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary:
Yes = 5).
The text of the resolution is in their
agenda packet: Continue reading Resolution against Sabal Trail pipeline –Groveland, FL 2014-04-21
Sue Avera reports from Lake County, Florida:
My name is Sue Avera I have a property in Groveland Fl. I board,
train, breed. sell, show, horses and I also coach my clients at
equine competitions. I have been here for 19 yrs doing business from
this property and was at my former address in this business for 21
yrs. Sabal Trails is putting pipleine through my east 6 acres. It
will go right down the middle of the property, rendering it useless
until they leave. this is 1/3 of my work space. It will also take
down a 150+ Oak Hammock that is my only shade on that 6 acres. I am
not going to be able to safely even continue my work without renting
a barn and arena so that I can keep my clients.
This is the oak grove: Continue reading Sabal Trail wants to plow through oak grove and horse pasture in Lake County
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Valdosta, 23 March 2014 — All
of south Georgia and north Florida drinks out of the
Floridan Aquifer, where the FERC Scoping meetings and a
SpectraBusters community panel meet this week about Sabal
Trail’s attempt to take our lands to gouge a 100-foot
right of way for a 36-inch methane pipeline through our
fragile karst limestone, risking turning our springs into
sinkholes. Continue reading No Pipeline in our Aquifer in north Florida and south Georgia
A reporter for a major newspaper is calling Spectra on its safety record,
and calling Spectra’s responses “not good enough”!
After thirty years of Spectra safety promises, that’s putting it mildly.
A Maine resident put it this way after the Spectra’s Searsmont compressor blowout: “we were clearly lied to”.
Lauren Ritchie wrote for the Orlando Sentinel today,
Safety record of natural-gas pipeline partner raises concerns,
Spectra Energy Corp. along with FPL’s parent, NextEra Energy, would
bury the 473-mile Sabal Trail pipeline expected to carry 1 billion
cubic feet per day of natural gas to just south of Orlando in
Osceola County, where it would connect to another line for eventual
delivery to FPL in Martin County.
Spectra’s safety record, however, leaves something to be desired.
Take, for example, the company’s Texas Eastern pipeline, a
9,200-mile Spectra project connecting Texas with the markets in the
Between 2006 and 2013, the company had 21 “incidents” along the
line, causing Continue reading Methane pipeline safety record questioned –Lauren Ritchie
“But this isn’t an issue just for tree-huggers.
It’s one that every person who uses water ought to latch on to,”
I added the links and the images below to what
Lauren Ritchie wrote in the Orlando Sentinel yesterday,
Move path for natural-gas pipeline to protect water supply,
Only a relatively small piece of a proposed natural-gas pipeline
that is to cross three states would come through a corner of south
Lake County, but the route is directly through one of the most
environmentally sensitive areas in Florida.
And, unfortunately, the pipeline is to be built by a company whose
safety record is hardly sterling and whose tendency is to stare
silently when asked questions about accidents.
I’d recognize the pipeline company from that description. Continue reading Water supply more important than methane pipeline –Lauren Ritchie