Rubberstamp FERC process?
Sabal Trail seems to think so, since it announced two contracts with
Berg Pipe to manufacture pipe several days before
it even formally filed with FERC for a permit,
and the winning contractor announced a full week before that filing.
Sabal Trail claimed economic benefits for Alabama and Florida,
but apparently couldn’t come up any for Georgia.
You can contact
your local, state, and federal elected and appointed officials about this.
FERC published Sabal Trail’s formal filing
21 November 2015.
Earlier that same week, 17 November 2015,
Sabal Trail put out two press releases, one each for Alabama and Florida: Continue reading Sabal Trail announced pipe supplier contracts before filing with FERC
Stop the Sabal Trail pipeline early before it gets harder.
Making a bad bet shouldn’t guarantee winning by legal judgment
at the expense of landowners, methane pollution, and delayed
wrote for Lagniappe yesterday,
Pipeline company intervenes in lawsuit against Corps,
A federal judge has allowed pipeline company Plains Southcap to
intervene in a lawsuit between
Mobile Baykeeper and the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, citing a rule of civil procedure permitting
non-parties to step in to protect interests “that may be
impaired by the disposition of the suit,” particularly those
which existing parties “cannot adequately protect.”
Maybe the court should “adequately protect” the local watershed and drinking water supply from this kind of spill or worse: Continue reading Judge lets pipeline company intervene in lawsuit