Call the pipeline company’s bluff, says one landowner, and
and at worst you’ll get a much better offer.
At best, if enough people do it, the pipeline will become
too expensive and won’t get built.
Like the Texians at Gonzales, the Georgians at Fort Morris,
and the Spartans at Thermopylae, we can stop an invasion,
this time by peaceful means.
Come and Take It!
Chip Northrup wrote for No Fracking Way 8 July 2013,
COME AND TAKE IT — Why Forcing a Condemnation Is The Best Option,
Here is my laypersons view:
IF I SIGN:
1) I give away my right to sue.
2) I enter into a business deal with unknown future liabilities.
3) I have continuing extra insurance expense.
BY TELLING THEM to TAKE MY LAND: Continue reading Come and Take It: Make the pipeline company have to use eminent domain
the denied application Kevin Bowman gave me,
and that John Peconom also gave me:
Turtle Bayou Gas Storage Company, LLC Docket No. CP10-481-000
ORDER DENYING APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE AUTHORIZATIONS
(Issued June 16, 2011)
1. On August 9, 2010, Turtle Bayou Gas Storage Company, LLC (Turtle
Bayou) filed an application in Docket No. CP10-481-000 under section 7(c)
of the Natural Gas Act (NGA),1 requesting a
certificate of public convenience and necessity under Part 157, Subpart A,
of the Commission’s regulations2 authorizing
the construction and operation of a salt dome natural gas storage
facility and associated pipeline facilities in Chambers and Liberty
Counties, Texas. In addition, Turtle Bayou seeks a blanket certificate
under Part 157, Subpart F, of the Commission’s regulations to engage
in certain eligible construction activities3
and a blanket certificate under Part 284, Subpart G, of the regulations
to provide open-access transportation services, including storage
service.4 Turtle Bayou also requests
authority to charge market-based rates for its storage services, and
accordingly seeks a waiver of certain filing, accounting, and reporting
requirements. As discussed below, the Commission denies Turtle Bayou’s
application for the requested certificate authorizations.
15 U.S.C. § 717f(c) (2006).
18 C.F.R. Part 157 (2011).
18 C.F.R. Part 284 (2011).
There’s also this: Continue reading Turtle Bayou Gas Storage Company Denied by FERC
Given months to find them, all FERC could come up with
for orders denying certificates was for two liquid natural
gas (LNG) facilities.
Each did have an associated pipeline request,
but neither was for a stand-alone pipeline application.
I do thank John Peconom and Kevin Bowman for providing these
However, really, is this all there is?
I asked John Peconom of FERC for a list of denied pipeline
applications at the
Moultrie makeup Sabal Trail Open House 27 January 2014,
and again after the
Valdosta FERC Scoping Meeting 4 March 2014,
and each time Peconom said he would get me a list,
including the actual orders denying some pipelines.
Moultrie FERC Scoping Meeting 5 March 2014,
I pointed out to the hundred-or-so attendees that
I still hadn’t gotten a list.
After the Moultrie meeting, Kevin Bowman of FERC
gave me a slip of paper with this written on it:
Turtle Bayou Gas
Then John Peconom of FERC sent me an email message with these two links
in it: Continue reading Orders Denying Certificates