Two weeks for all the
rushing to make the
20 November 2015 final EIS notice date,
for a final decision 18 February 2016.
The Draft EIS released Friday 4 September 2015
is very long, but the most basic question is very short:
why is FERC rushing to rubberstamp the unnecessary,
destructive, and hazardous Sabal Trail pipeline and its fracked methane siblings Hillabee Transco and FSC
when there’s neither need nor public benefit?
The Sunshine State should go
straight to solar power.
If you don’t want any of these pipelines,
you can send in your comments both
to FERC and to state and local agencies and
and show up at
these FERC meetings to protest.
You can also still file
a motion to intervene with FERC.
And don’t forget to
call Georgia Gov. Deal.
Filed with FERC 4 September 2015 as
Accession Number: 20150904-3011,
“Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Southeast Market Pipelines Project re Florida Southeast Connection, LLC et al under CP14-554 et al.” Continue reading FERC meetings for Draft Environmental Impact Statement 28 Sep 2015 – 8 Oct 2015
Texan and Floridan FERC-enabled
wants Colquitt County
cheap invasion route,
even though that threatens local
property rights, taxes,
while there’s no demonstrated
for the fracked methane nor any definitive plans even to sell it in Georgia,
so the Moultrie city government
opposes the pipeline
that it should at least be put on hold until local concerns
are adequately considered by FERC and GA-EPD.
So both of the counties (Dougherty and Colquitt)
and both of their county seats (Albany and Moultrie)
named by Sabal Trail as needing gas through MGAG
have passed resolutions saying they don’t want the
pipeline at all, along with
Terrell County, Brooks County, Lowndes County, and Valdosta, Georgia,
plus Hamilton County, Florida.
Filed with FERC 6 May 2015 as
Accession Number: 20150506-0008,
“City of Moultrie, Georgia submits a Resolution re the Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC Natural Gas Pipeline etc under PF14-1.” Continue reading At least put Sabal Trail on hold –Moultrie resolution
The page FERC lost of the Dougherty County resolution against
the Sabal Trail pipeline asks FERC to move it completely out
We ask that serious consideration and analysis be given
to the alternative route through the Panhandle of Florida, a copy of
which is attached hereto.
The missing page is now
integrated into the previous post.
Thanks to Dougherty County Attorney Spencer Lee for sending it.
And below is that
Panhandle route, as filed by Sabal Trail with FERC in November 2013. Continue reading Consider Panhandle route: page 2 of Dougherty County Sabal Trail resolution
Update 2014-11-11: Thanks to Spencer Lee,
Dougherty County Attorney, for sending the second page of the
resolution, which does ask FERC to move the pipeline completely out
of Georgia; see
below. 2014-12-11: PDF of the two pages of the resolution and PDF of the entire FERC filing with the missing page interpolated.
FERC managed to lose the actual resolution on the second page of
Dougherty County Commission’s FERC filing of today,
but the WHEREASes are enough to see that DoCo says
….the health and
welfare of our community will be severely compromised by the
construction ofthe pipeline and any associated compressor stations
within Dougherty County; and
it is clear to the Board that, to this date, Sabal Trail has not
articulated a justifiable need for the pipeline as it traverses
Here’s a PDF on SpectraBusters.org of today’s DoCo filing,
in case FERC manages to lose that, too.
Here’s the WHEREAS page while we’re waiting on FERC to find the lost
page, like it eventually did for
Bill Kendall’s letter about lack of need, false pretense, and duress.
Maybe FERC just can’t handle the truth?
Continue reading FERC lost half of Dougherty County Sabal Trail resolution
A RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO THE 465 MILE INTERSTATE NATURAL GAS
PIPELINE PROPOSED BY SABAL TRANSMISSISON, LLC AS SAID PIPELINE
TRAVERSES THROUGH DOUGHERTY COUNTY; REPEALING RESOLUTIONS OR PARTS
OF RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Sabal Trail has not met its burden of proof of need,
and its pipeline would be hazardous to environment
and safety, resolved the Dougherty County Commission Monday.
And now news media call it the “the pipeline fight” and the “controversial pipeline”.
Visitors to Albany tell me people now bring up the pipeline unprompted
very bad media week for Sabal Trail continues to get worse this week.
Franklin White, WFXL, 27 October 2014,
Another step in the pipeline fight,
Continue reading Dougherty County passed a resolution against the Sabal Trail pipeline
Officials say in the past year they’ve written four letters to Sabal
Trails on behalf of Dougherty County citizens and businesses.
They say after the September meeting when Sabal Trail officials came
to Dougherty County to explain why they chose SWGA to build the
pipeline, County Commissioners found pipeline would do more harm
Dougherty County Attorney Spencer Lee says, “they found there is no
need for it and it’s likely to harm the environment and our
socio-economic and culture activities.”