The day after Dougherty County passed a resolution wanting Sabal Trail’s pipeline and compressor station out of the county and the state,
its county seat Albany passed this resolution
asking the same.
Here’s PDF and the text is below.
A RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE SABAL TRAIL
TRANSMISSION, LLC NATURAL GAS PIPELINE, AS
WELL AS THE ALBANY COMPRESSOR STATION
APPLICATION NO. 2236; REPEALING PRIOR
RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT AND FOR OTHER
WHEREAS, Spectra Energy, headquartered in the State of Texas, has
proposed developing a 460 mile natural gas pipeline, a portion of
which will traverse through Dougherty County, Georgia; and
WHEREAS, this project is typically referred to as SABAL TRAIL
TRANSMISSION, LLC (hereinafter “Project”); and
WHEREAS, part of this Project is the installation of an extremely
large compressor station, such that the citizens in Albany and
Dougherty County will be adversely affected; and
WHEREAS, afier careful consideration, Continue reading Albany, GA Resolution Against Sabal Trail Pipeline and Compressor 2014-10-28
Tuesday, Lowndes County will finally
vote on the resolution they
already sent to FERC.
That same day, 9 December 2014, the Valdosta City Council
in support of Lowndes County’s opposition to the Sabal Trail pipeline,
and quite likely the Valdosta City Council will vote on their resolution
Thursday 11 December 2014.
This is excellent news to close the week in which
Moultrie’s Mayor said on WCTV
Moultrie, the county seat of Colquitt County, one of the two counties
Sabal Trail said was one the two “as having the greatest potential to need additional gas supplies in the future”, that Moultrie
wasn’t asked about Sabal Trail’s agreement with the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia (MGAG).
This week in which
the Valdosta Daily Times quoted Spectra’s Andrea Grover backtracking on eminent domain.
A week now closed with two resolutions proposed for voting next week
against Sabal Trail.
Update 2014-09-12: Still more signatures.
Update 2014-09-08: Still more signatures.
Update 2014-09-07: More signatures.
Debra Johnson posted this
on the Suwannee Alliance For Sustainable Growth facebook group 1 September 2014:
SABAL TRAIL PIPELINE ACTION NEEDED—If you desire add your
signature to this multi-group email please enter it in the comment
section.This email will be sent from SAFSG and other groups to BOCC
officials here and in surrounding counties. It is available for use
anywhere Sabal Trail pipeline is a threat—Simply change the
county and/or state name in the body. We will start sending it out
Tuesday Sept. 2nd. You should read it even if you do not sign as it
contains important information.
The Suwannee County, FL Commission
meets today, 2 September 2014.
When does yours meet? Here is contact information for Florida counties.
Here is contact information for
Georgia and Alabama county commissions and city councils along
the proposed pipeline path, as well as for state and federal elected officials.
Remember also to
comment with FERC on docket # PF14-1.
Here’s the letter. -jsq
We are sure that you have heard of the Sabal Trail/Spectra Energy
Pipeline and the resolution passed by Hamilton County BOCC August
22, 2014, to prohibit its path through the Withlacoochee River in
Hamilton County (link below). It appears that that resolution has
been successful. But the problem has not gone away in that Sabal
Trail has already sent FERC and Rep. Ted Yoho a letter suggesting
that they move the pipeline yet again! (link below).
We would also like to bring to your attention to other local
government actions that have been implemented to protect the
citizens of those counties. Our hope is that your county government
will consider adopting one of these strategies in this crucial
effort to protect their citizens, water, land, etc. from this gas
pipeline which will provide zero benefit to the people of Florida Continue reading Action letter to County Commissioners against Sabal Trail pipeline
A second Virginia county board passed
a resolution against Spectra’s
proposed route for Duke’s Pennsylvania-to-North-Carolina pipeline
just as Spectra “suspended” its activities.
Warren County, VA realized that a few personal property business taxes and lodging and meals
taxes during construction wouldn’t be nearly enough to balance
state designated historic districts, state and federal designated
historic sites, state designated scenic byways, state designated
scenic rivers, agricultural and forestal districts, the Appalachian
Trail, Civil War battlefields and historic sites, and conservation
Are not Florida, Georgia, and Alabama’s agriculture, springs, rivers, and Floridan Aquifer as important as Virginia’s Appalachian Trail and historic sites?
Alex Bridges wrote for NV Daily 8 August 2014,
Supervisors oppose gas line route,
FRONT ROYAL—Warren County leaders this week joined opponents
of a $4 billion, natural gas pipeline slated to run through five
Duke Energy issued a request for proposals to build the pipeline to
connect resources in western Pennsylvania to its facilities in North
Carolina. Spectra Energy Partners responded to Duke’s request and
proposed a corridor through Warren County and other jurisdictions.
Here’s Duke’s PR of 1 April 2014 about its pipeline RFP, Continue reading Warren County, VA resolution against Spectra pipeline