Especially preventable after Sabal Trail’s river easements
went down in flames in a historic vote by the Georgia House last week.
L. Elliott Jones, Albany Herald, 28 March 2016,
L. ELLIOTT JONES: Construction of Sabal Trail pipeline is not inevitable
GUEST COLUMNIST: Efforts are still under way to prevent the construction of the gas pipeline,
Carlton Fletcher’s story, “Dougherty County leaders OK
inevitable agreement on pipeline” on March 21, presented only
one part of the current story on the Sabal Trail pipeline. There are
two schools of thought on the Sabal Trail pipeline: those who
believe construction of the pipeline is inevitable, and those who
believe the pipeline can and should be prevented, and are working
hard to do so. No one, in either group, believes it is needed in
Continue reading Construction of Sabal Trail pipeline is not inevitable –L. Elliott Jones
Received Sunday on
Stranded fossil fuel assets. -jsq
Governmental eminent domain powers have been growing for more than
115 years, to the point where courts have upheld the taking of
property from one private owner for the purpose of transferring it
to another, as long as it benefits the public. The
Natural Gas Act
eminent domain powers
to the pipeline companies,
subject to court approval.
However there’s no mechanism in place to dispute
the taking. Things to consider:
How does this benefit the public by taking land from the public?
Is there an irrefutable study that
shows this act of taking of private land is justifiable by needs
other than capitalistic greed?
Also, what about the mineral rights of the property?
How many “pipes” or infrastructures can
the Pipeline Company sell or lease access to other entities without
any future benefits paid to the original land owners?
Are all Continue reading How does this pipeline benefit the public by taking land from the public?