A local citizen asks her County Commission to represent its citizens,
not a pipeline company from somewhere else,
in an op-ed in the Suwannee County newspaper today.
Lori McCraney, Suwannee Democrat, 24 December 2015,
Opinion: Suwannee County commissioners lack resolve against Sabal Trail,
Proponents have touted the safety of the Sabal Trail pipeline. This
belies the fact that Spectra Energy, the parent of Sabal Trail, has
one of the worst safety records in the industry. See
to numerous articles regarding Spectra’s safety record.
Alan Lambeth, director of engineering design for
Spectra Energy, Sabal Trail will use the thinnest pipe allowed Continue reading The fracked methane bridge isn’t short enough or safe enough: go renewable energy –Lori McCraney in Suwannee Democrat
Even Spectra workers sometimes develop a conscience.
These whistleblowers are not the first, and thirty years of
Spectra’s sordid safety record agrees with them.
Tonight you can help stop Spectra from drilling under the Suwannee River in Florida, and that will help stop Spectra in Burrillville, Rhode Island.
Steve Ahlquist, RI Future.org, 30 November 2015,
Former inspectors allege safety issues with Spectra pipeline project,
Two safety inspectors who worked on Spectra Energy’s proposed
methane gas pipeline that will cut through Burrillville, RI, say the
company cut corners when it came to project, worker and
“Right now, what they’re hoping to do, is they’re hoping to
slam all this through, and then at the end ask for
forgiveness,” said one of the former inspectors. “Oops,
sorry about that, I didn’t know, let me write you a check. Because
once this thing’s turning meter, they’re going to be making millions
of dollars a day. It doesn’t matter what your problems are…”
The other added, “We were told to shut the fuck up or
Both men, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, were
subcontracted by Spectra and both were Continue reading We were told to shut up or quit –Spectra Energy whistleblowers
Sabal Trail targets those most vulnerable, the
“elderly, disabled and without monetary or political means to “fight” such an environmentally intrusive plan.”
Filed with FERC 23 October 2015 as Accession Number 20151023-5278,
“Comment of Senator Freddie Powell Sims under CP15-17”:
FREDDIE POWELL SIMS
110-A State Capitol
Atlanta. Georgia 30334
Phone: (404) 463-5259
Fax: (404) 463-2279
Interstate Cooperation, Vice-Chairman
Education and Youth, Secretary
Natural Resources and the Environment
The State Senate
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
October 20, 2015
Kimberly D. Bose
Federal Energy Regulation Commission
888 First Street, N.E.
Washingtun, DC 20426
Dear Ms. Bose:
As State Senator for District 12 in the State of Georgia, I write
this letter in opposition to the proposed Sabal Pipeline location in
the populous area of Dougherty County / Albany, Georgia. The Sabal
Pipeline proposed location is a “reckless” proposal that negates the
health and safety of current and future residents of Dougherty
County / Albany, Georgia. Many of the residents Continue reading Sabal Trail is a reckless proposal –GA State Senator Sims to FERC
Property rights, environment, health, and safety are why citizens oppose Sabal Trail, including
tonight in Albany
Tuesday in Moultrie or Wednesday in Valdosta.
Be sure to show up by 5:30 PM to sign up to speak.
Caitlyn Chastain, WTOC, 28 September 2015,
Public meetings ahead for Sabal Trail Pipeline, starting today,
It’s a project that has gained a lot of attention and a lot of
Many people are concerned Continue reading Citizens oppose Sabal Trail in Albany, Moultrie, and Valdosta this week –WTOC, Albany, GA
Rally against pipeline and compressor station September 28th, Monday
430pm at Albany Civic Center, sign up to speak at FERC hearing at
530pm, speak at FERC hearing starting at 6pm.
Please remember that scientific studies show that within one mile of a
gas compressor station in New York, which is 1/4 the size of the one
planned for Albany (meaning it will impact people within a 4 miles
radius) , the following impacts on health were recorded:
asthma, nosebleeds, headaches, and rashes
elevated levels of formaldehyde, a carcinogen
- increased mortality rate of persons over 65
double the risk of autism in expectant mothers in the third trimester
Some people think Continue reading Oppose Sabal Trail at FERC Albany, GA 2015-09-28
Even another pipeline company can’t get critical information out of Sabal Trail.
Eight months after it requested details on proposed crossings by Sabal Trail of its existing pipelines,
Southern Natural Gas Company is tired of waiting.
And for good reason; Sabal Trail’s crossings exponentially
increase risks of corrosion, leaks, and explosions:
The operational concerns associated with the high number of
crossings create the potential for significant cathodic protection
system issues for both operators. Continue reading Sabal Trail is proposiong an excessive number of crossings –Southern Natural Gas
Kinder Morgan opposition has escalated to
New Hampshire’s entire Congressional delegation
demanding in polite bureaucrateze for
the Department of Energy’s Inspector General to make FERC shape up.
It will take more than that, but it’s a start.
KMI’s New England Direct (NED) pipeline
is still in FERC pre-filing.
It’s time for more Georgia, Florida, and Alabama Congress members
to follow Sanford Bishop (GA-02) in
calling for FERC to deny Sabal Trail a permit.
Dougherty County and Albany, Georgia are organizing opposition from local through state to federal.
You can comment to GA-EPD about
Sabal Trail’s air quality permit for their proposed Albany compressor station.
And remember to
ecomment to FERC and petition Georgia
PDF of the New Hampshire letter, and text below. Continue reading Make FERC follow its own rules and listen to people –New Hampshire Congressional delegation to DoE Inspector General
FERC can’t stand the truth?
Here’s what Roger Marietta wrote that you still can’t see through FERC’s elibrary, which is still broken eight hours later.
Same hazard blogged here eighteen months ago.
Filed with FERC 24 July 2015 as
Accession Number: 20150724-5034,
“Comment of Roger B. Marietta in Docket(s)/Project(s) CP15-17-000 Submission Date: 7/24/2015”
Roger B. Marietta, Albany, GA.
A developer in our City was told by the Sabal Trail right of way
acquisition people that the 36″ pipe would only be buried 3 feet deep
in non agricultural areas. My concern and that of other Veterans is
what happens to pipelines in Iraq where a man with a shovel can dig
up the dirt above a pipeline and then either tap into it or unleash
an act of terrorism. With all the ISIS attacks in America recently,
this pipeline is a “soft” target that has Continue reading This pipeline is a soft target that has inadequate security measures –Roger Marietta to FERC
The state representative for Albany wrote to FERC today:
“It is difficult to
persuade anyone to settle in a community where billions of cubic feet
on methane gas are being released annually.”
Other elected and appointed officials can do the same.
And you can still
ecomment to FERC and ask Governor Deal to oppose Sabal Trail like he opposes the Palmetto pipeline.
You and your elected and appointed officials can write like Winfred Dukes did:
The proposed Sabal pipeline will have a devastating economic impact on our community. It will cause a decline in property values. It will halt the investment the city and others have made in that area. It will impact the health of our citizens. Do not allow Sabal to profit at the expense of thousands of people in our region.
Filed with FERC as
Accession Number: 20150721-5028,
“Comment of Winfred J. Dukes under CP15-17.” Continue reading Do not allow Sabal to profit at the expense of thousands of people in our region –Winfred J. Dukes, GA House District 154