Maybe fossil fuel pipelines aren’t such a lucrative business after all?
Funny how this Spectra downgrade comes right after
the big announcement
EPA proposed methane rules.
Can Spectra Energy CEO Greg Ebel explain this away to investors
three weeks from now?
OPEC driving the price of gas down
energy deals among U.S., China, and Russia tanking the U.S. LNG export market?
Ebel’s got some ‘splainin’ to do.
Faye Duncan wrote for Dakota Financial News 16 January 2015,
Spectra Energy Corp. Cut to “Hold” at Tudor Pickering, Continue reading Spectra stock cut to hold; can CEO Greg Ebel explain 5 Feb 2015?
The state representative for
Valdosta and parts of
cited their two resolutions and
enumerated lack of need for a pipeline, threatening letters from Sabal Trail, alternative routes
next to a school, ill effects on business
forestry and agriculture
private property valuations,
potential sinkholes due to drilling under the
including on the
anywhere in the fragile karst limestone
containing the Floridan Aquifer,
plus Spectra Energy’s own
say it doesn’t have insurance to cover
the kinds of
safety problems in Spectra’s own history
nor those pointed out by
Southern Natural Gas Company.
Dexter Sharper noted local evidence that
solar power is cheaper and safer,
the Lowndes County Democratic Party
“…we have a moral obligation to leave our children and grandchildren with an earth as safe, beautiful, and majestic as the one bequeathed to us by our parents and grandparents.”
For all these reasons, on behalf of my constituents and the citizens of Lowndes County and the state of Georgia, I oppose the Sabal Trail pipeline anywhere in the County of Lowndes or the State of Georgia.
I urge that FERC reject any permit for the Sabal Trail pipeline, or at the very least move it entirely out of the State of Georgia.
Filed 7 January 2015 with FERC as
Accession Number: 20150107-5100,
“Comment of Dexter Sharper, Georgia State Representative, District 177, under CP15-17.” Continue reading No eminent domain for water-threatening unnecessary Sabal Trail pipeline –GA Rep. Dexter Sharper District 177
FERC’s ecomment system was malfunctioning, so Beth emailed this on behalf of
the board, which unanimously approved it earlier that same day.
She also forwarded it to John Peconom of FERC and to
U.S. Rep Ted Yoho (FL-03)
Rep. Sanford Bishop (GA-02).
contact information for your elected officials and candidates.
From: Beth Gordon
To: efiling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 6:05 pm
Subject: PF14-1 Sabal Trail Pipeline
To Whom it may Concern at FERC:
I am the President of a group of citizens and landowners
Alabama, Georgia, and Florida affected by the Sabal Trail Pipeline.
Here are some important questions we hope you will answer for us. We
have had no answers from FERC representatives at any other time. These
are the questions we would like answered:
justification of energy need by Florida
sufficient for FERC staff to recommend denying a permit
for the Sabal Trail pipeline? Continue reading Questions from SpectraBusters, Inc. to FERC
1989 $15 million fine against Spectra for leaking PCBs at 89 pipeline
locations was a record for EPA at that time,
but Pennsylvania topped it a few years later.
Russell E. Eshleman Jr. wrote for the Philadelphia Inquirer 15 May 1991,
Pipeline Firm To Pay $218.6 Million For Pcb Contamination Across Pa.,
Texas Eastern Pipeline Corp. has agreed to pay Pennsylvania $18.6
million in penalties and $200 million in cleanup costs for dumping
PCBs at 19 sites across the state, the Casey administration
Texas Eastern is part of Spectra Energy now.
Penn. had asked for even more than it got, so it got enough: Continue reading Spectra fined $18.6 million + $200 million cleanup for PCBs by Pennsylvania in 1991