Citing the GDOT denial of KMI’s Palmetto Pipeline and numerous specific
hazards of Spectra Energy’s proposed Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline
(sinkholes in karst limestone
and a compressor station
next to Albany’s water wells, all for no benefit to Georgia, by a company with a poor safety record),
U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop (GA-02) wrote to FERC (PDF):
I believe that FERC should deny STT’s application for a
Certificate of Public Necessity.
And he told FERC to tell Sabal Trail to stop suing
his constituents for eminent domain.
A year after
Rep. Bishop listened in Albany for two hours to complaints about Sabal Trail,
Dougherty County and
filed followup letters to their resolutions against that pipeline.
Neither FERC nor Sabal Trail answered them,
so their Representative in the U.S. Congress forwarded their
letters with that sharp cover letter.
Three weeks later, FERC still hasn’t even filed his letter in their e-comment system,
much less responded to it.
Just how lawless is FERC, anyway?
Doesn’t a member of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations give them pause? Continue reading Deny Sabal Trail, said U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, and FERC ignored him
It’s not a short list; basically nothing Dougherty County
has been answered by Sabal Trail or FERC:
They have not
addressed the issues of (1) potential effects on geology and soil, (2) impacts on water resources and wetlands, (3) impacts on
vegetation, forests, fisheries, wildlife and threatened species, (4)
cumulative impacts, (5) public safety concerns, (6) purpose and need
for the proposed pipeline, (7) alternatives to the preferred route,
(8) air quality and noise and (9) socioeconomic
factors – environmental justice.
Filed with FERC 6 April 2015 as
Accession Number: 20150406-5144,
“Comment of Dougherty County, Georgia under CP15-17.” Continue reading FERC still stonewalling Dougherty County Commission and landowners about Sabal Trail
Filed with FERC
30 September 2014:
Mary Rehberg, Albany, GA.
Albany and Dougherty County do not want, need or benefit in any way
by this pipeline. These pipelines have been known to leak and to
blow up. The pumping station needs jet turbines to pump the gas and
the noise level will be horrific to anyone living near it. It should
not be anywhere near any homes or businesses. We get all the risk
and none of the benefit. We just do not want it!
comment with FERC.
Noise, land-use, health, and a planned joint meeting with county
and city Commissions of Dougherty County and Albany.
But will they actually pass an ordinance with legal effect?
How about get a judge to rule that the pipeline
company is not acting in public service for Georgia
and therefore cannot use eminent domain like a judge in Kentucky did?
Franklin White wrote for WFXL 15 September 2014,
Residents voice health concerns about possible pipeline.
It was a packed house Monday as Dougherty County residents asked the Dougherty County Commission to formulate a noise ordinance.
Christian McKinney wrote for WALB 15 September 2014,
Dougherty Co. to meet, discuss controversial Sabal pipeline, Continue reading Outrage over noise and health effects of Sabal Trail pipeline in Albany, GA
Why should a pipeline company from Texas get to gouge
a 100 foot path
through a flood plain despite local restrictions
and make enough noise to threaten a local resident in Sumter County, Florida?
A very thorough
comment on Sabal Trail’s PF14-1
by Gertrude C. Dickinson raises these questions.
deed restrictions on her lot, which is uphill from the proposed
Downhill is hardly less in the flood plain of Florida’s
Withlacoochee River in Sumter County.
No permanent structures of fill material of any sort shall be placed
within the delineated flood plain areas.
We’ve heard from Ms. Dickinson before, in her letter to SpectraBusters,
Half Moon Wildlife Management Area and Sabal Trails
and in a story by mynews123.com,
Florida opposition to Spectra pipeline.
comment sent 12 October 2013 and stamped received 21 October 2013 by FERC:
Docket #PF 14-1
Gertrude C. Dickinson
(Rutland Ranch DeveIopment- Deed Restricted)
(Rutland, Florida 33538)
Post Office Mailing Address:
Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Attn: Secretary Sarah McKinley
888 First Street N.E
Washington, DC 20426
RE: Pre-ﬁling Docket- Sabal Transmission II PF14—1
Continue reading Move pipeline to unpopulated electric corridor –Gertrude C. Dickinson