And you can contact
other GA-DNR board members, send them comments, or go to the meeting Wednesday morning 9AM in Atlanta. -jsq
Jeff Sinyard represents southwest Georgia on the Board of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. He is our voice on that very important and powerful Board.
Sabal Trail Pipeline needs easements granted by the DNR Board to
pass under key southwest and south-central Georgia rivers and
creeks. Elsewhere in Georgia, over to the east and on the coast,
Governor Deal’s DOT recently blocked the use of eminent domain for a
gas and diesel pipeline. The Governor Continue reading LTE opposing GA-DNR giving away easements to Sabal Trail –FrK, WWALS, GA Sierra Club
The world’s largest pipeline company ran away from a hint of public scrutiny,
like FERC changed its commission meeting date to try to avoid protesters.
Maybe… public opinion matters?
The pipeline companies are watching all the opposition.
And the opposition is shadowing all the pipeline companies.
Score one for the opposition!
Plus plenty of opportunities coming up for more concerted opposition
against any new fossil fuel tentacles through our countryside or under our rivers.
Mary Landers, Savannah Morning News, 16 September 2015,
Kinder Morgan cancels ‘spotlight’ on Elba operations, Continue reading Kinder Morgan bolts from emergency planning meeting in Savannah
Oppose one fossil fuel boondoggle; oppose them all.
KMI also has applied for a FERC permit to
build a pipeline from Suwannee County, FL to Jacksonville,
which is gearing up for LNG export.
That KMI application says Sabal Trail can connect if it wants to.
Coastal Group of the Georgia Sierra Club, on facebook, today,
ATTEND THIS PUBLIC MEETING IF YOU CAN!
This will be our opportunity learn about Texas energy giant Kinder
Morgan’s disaster plan for the proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG)
export terminal at Elba Island. If permitted to come online, 4
million metric tons of LNG would be processed by, and exported from,
the facility annually—in close proximity to densely populated
neighborhoods at the mouth of Savannah’s port. A worst-case event
would be extremely destructive to lives, property, and the
DATE: Wednesday, September 16, 10:00AM
LOCATION: Savannah Civic Center, 301 W Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, GA 31401
Push Back the Pipeline
can help convince Georgia Governor Nathan Deal
to oppose Sabal Trail like they successfully
opposed the Palmetto pipeline.
In Savannah Thursday May 21st a landowner affected by Sabal Trail and
WWALS Watershed Coalition President John S. Quarterman will make the case
at the Coastal Group of the Georgia Sierra Club.
More details and background from WWALS, and see below about the event.
All opponents of the Sabal Trail and Palmetto pipelines are invited.
Connect Savannah, today, (also on Push Back the Pipeline),
Georgia’s Other Unwanted and Unneeded Pipeline,
When: Thu., May 21, 7 p.m.
Where: First Presbyterian Church
520 Washington Ave Savannah-Eastside
The Palmetto Pipeline is not the only pipeline project in Georgia Continue reading Against Sabal Trail in Savannah 2015-05-21
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fort White, Florida — Maximizing her speaking skills, Laura
Dailey resigned from the SpectraBusters Board to be unanimously
appointed Director of Community Outreach & Speaker’s Bureau, with
first stop speaking against the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline
and for solar power in Tallahassee Wednesday March 18th at the
Floridians for Clean Water & Amendment 1 Rally in Tallahassee.
Laura Dailey said, “Who here loves to paddle our rivers and hike our
scenic trails? WE are the stewards of these wonders, and we stand
dangerously close to losing them to a company from Houston, Texas. A
company woefully undereducated about our pristine landscape, and
fragile Karst terrain, and who, until they came here, had no idea
that our springs heartland is the single largest source of fresh
spring water on earth!”
Remembering her excellent questions at the Continue reading PR: SpectraBusters sends Outreach against Sabal Trail pipeline and for solar power to Rally in Tallahassee
At the Alabama Sierra Club Retreat this weekend at Lakepoint State Park
near Eufaula, I’ll be speaking and doing Q&A for an hour:
10AM Saturday 1 November 2014.
If you’re anywhere near Eufaula, Alabama this weekend,
I highly recommend coming to this retreat: it’s got lots
of great talks and activities.
What do you important points do you think I should mention?
What graphics can you send me to include in the slides?
No rush: leaving Friday morning, so if you could get me
your materials by tomorrow (Thursday), that would be great.
FYI, I will be talking about at least Continue reading Alabama Sierra Club Retreat talk against Sabal Trail
EPA is holding public hearings on its
proposed Clean Power Plan
next week, 29-30 July 2014, in Atlanta.
Maybe you want to mention shifting from coal to “natural” gas
(fracked methane) actually may make matters worse here,
with proposed pipelines like the hazardous 36-inch monsters Sabal Trail through south Georgia
and Renaissance through north Georgia, on environmentally damaging hundred-foot rights of way through our fields, forests, wetlands, and under our rivers.
so EPA needs to go further.
You can also
comment online until 16 October 2014 on Docket ID EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602.
And you can express your opinion outside with Georgia Sierra Club
at the Atlanta Climate Rally Tuesday at high noon.
mercury in the Alapaha River probably comes from coal Plant Scherer,
near Macon, Georgia.
While that proposed carbon rule may help clean up coal plants like Scherer,
it says nothing about methane, which EPA says is Continue reading Climate Rally and EPA hearings Tuesday and Wednesday in Atlanta
Raining on Spectra’s pipeline parade,
Duke Energy’s Citrus County power plant open house
once again emphasized Duke doesn’t care if Spectra and FPL’s fracked methane
pipeline is ever built.
And it’s not just because of Duke’s power plant that natural
gas prices may go up soon:
Sabal Trail feeding methane to already-authorized
LNG export operations in Florida would also push prices up.
So why build that useless Sabal Trail boondoggle?
Why build that Duke gas plant, for that matter;
why not go straight to solar power in the Sunshine State?
Fred Hiers wrote for Ocala.com 14 July 2014,
Utility will build plant with or without new pipeline, Continue reading Duke Energy doesn’t care whether Sabal Trail pipeline is ever built
Of course FPL and Spectra don’t want FERC to look at fracking,
but nothing in FERC’s own rules says it can’t,
and a recent court case might be a precedent to get it to do so.
Maybe Audubon Florida is discovering trying to tinker with pipeline routes
is like signing up for the 1885 Berlin Conference that divided Africa
by drawing lines on a map.
Sierra Club Florida, Georgia, and Alabama already understand the only
appropriate route for that fracked methane boondoggle is no route,
with new power from the sun.
I’ve added a few links to these quotes from what
Susan Salisbury wrote for the Palm Beach Post 5 May 2014,
Fracking not an issue with pipeline for FPL’s plants, firms say, Continue reading Sabal Trail and FSC want FERC to avoid considering fracking
Would this U.S. Court of Appeals ruling mean FERC needs to
consider the cumulative effects of the proposed Sabal Trail pipeline
on the same properties as the existing SONAT pipeline?
And what about those
LNG export authorizations FERC has repeatedly
claimed it knows nothing about?
And how can FERC justify that project at all, given that
solar power is faster, cheaper, and far less environmentally damaging?
Katie Colaneri wrote for NPR 6 June 2014,
Court rules federal regulators must consider cumulative impacts of pipeline project,
Regulators violated federal law by not considering the cumulative
environmental impacts of multiple upgrades to a natural gas pipeline
that runs from Pennsylvania to New Jersey, a
federal appeals court
said on Friday.
Three environmental groups argued the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission (FERC) should not have been allowed to conduct an
environmental review for one expansion project on the Tennessee Gas
Pipeline without considering three other proposed upgrades on the
The U.S. Court of Appeals agreed.
The judges ruled that FERC failed “to include any meaningful
analysis of the cumulative impacts of the upgrade projects.”
The judges also found Continue reading FERC has to consider cumulative pipeline effects