The end of October is the beginning of
the formal FERC filing process,
at least if Sabal Trail files October 31st as Andrea Grover has predicted.
FERC not only takes comments during a formal filing, which usually lasts
about a year, but as that process begins your group also can
become an intervenor, which provides additional legal capabilities.
the link for details about FERC’s pre-filing and formal filing processes,
with graphical and textual timelines.
Commenting with and watching the FERC process, or filing as an intervenor,
is a great way to keep up with what’s going on.
But depending on FERC alone would be foolish, since the same day
Albany and Dougherty County citizens overwhelmingly opposed the pipeline
in a public meeting,
approved Cove Point LNG export in Maryland, despite
massive public opposition.
Fortunately, it’s not just FERC that decides Continue reading FERC formal filing process for Sabal Trail
Tied for number 3 and receiving $10,000 in 2014 Top Vendors/Recipients from Spectra Energy according to
Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia,
where Spectra wants to gouge a 100-foot right of way
for its 36-inch fracked methane Sabal Trail pipeline.
Actually, Nathan Deal’s campaign committee has accepted at least $21,300 from
natural gas pipeline companies, including
$15,000 from companies that build LNG export terminals (Sempra and AECOM)
build pipelines to LNG export terminals (Spectra and AECOM).
and $6,300 from an Alabama
pipeline supply company (Consolidated Pipe & Supply Company).
Tied with Deal for third and also receiving $10,000 from Spectra:
Governor Robert J. Bentley of Alabama,
where the Sabal Trail pipeline starts, connecting to Williams Transco’s
Hillabee Expansion Project, which along with Sabal Trail and FSC forms the
Southeast Market Expansion Project.
Governor Bill Haslam of
Tennessee, where Spectra wants to start its
same-size Renaissance Pipeline to run through northeast
Alabama and north Georgia past Atlanta.
Let’s look at candidate Nathan Deal’s
most recent Georgia campaign contribution disclosure report contributions,
for June 30th 2014: Continue reading Spectra Energy and gas pipeline campaign contributions to GA Gov. Nathan Deal