Apparently unaware of
its own parent NextEra’s green energy move in Hawaii,
FPL wants to
frack Oklahoma, and meets some resistance from a newspaper back home in Florida.
Editorials: PSC should reject FPL’s request to explore for natural gas,
If the Florida Public Service Commission wants to give electric
utilities unprecedented permission to explore for natural gas or
gold or other riches, it ought to at least require the utilities’
shareholders to assume the financial risk. Utility customers should
not pay all of the costs while the monopolies keep all of the
profits, which is exactly what Florida Power & Light wants the PSC
The editorial elaborates, including this: Continue reading PSC should reject FPL’s request to explore for natural gas –Tampa Bay Times
Back in May Sabal Trail and FSC argued fracking wasn’t relevant
to their pipelines.
How can they argue that now that FPL wants to frack
frack Oklahoma for methane for those pipelnes proposed to gouge through
Alabama, Florida, and Georgia?
Mary Ellen Klas, Miami Herald, 1 December 2014,
FPL asks permission to drill for natural gas, Continue reading Miami Herald notices FPL wants ratepayers to pay to frack Oklahoma
What is FERC required to do to justifiy a pipeline certificate
and eminent domain?
John Peconom of FERC told me that
federal eminent domain was justified by Florida needing the gas,
therefore it was for the good of the United States.
Peconom didn’t provide a reference, but FERC’s own documents say FERC is supposed to balance public benefits,
which means somebody has to demonstrate those public benefits.
Also, one-time payments to landowners may not be enough.
In FERC’s own
Natural Gas Environmental Guidelines,
GUIDANCE MANUAL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT PREPARATION, Continue reading What is FERC required to do?