Email FERC Commissioners directly, and it still gets filed as an ecomment, as a Thomas County, Georgia resident demonstrated.
And remember FERC could pick
Alternative 3 which goes through Thomas County.
Filed with FERC 1 December 2014 as Accession Number: 20141201-4002,
From: Alton Burns
Date: November 27, 2014 at 10:55:20 PM EST
Subject: Re: PF14-1-000 Sabal Trail Transmission LLC
Dear Chairman LaFleur,
Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC
is seeking a Certificate of Public
Convenience and Necessity for its 300 mile Florida natural gas
pipeline and will submit its preferred pipeline route soon. This
certificate should be denied. When determining the issue of
‘need’, Sabal Trail’s own Draft Resource Report
states: Continue reading Sabal Trail is bullying its way –Alton Burns to FERC Chair
Second day in a row,
the Albany Herald covered
the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline making the Georgia
Water Coalition Dirty Dozen list.
The Flint River would be affected just like the Withlacoochee River,
and in Florida the Suwannee River and the Santa Fe River are in the same
karst limestone that contains our drinking water in south Georgia and
Florida in the Floridan Aquifer.
These newspaper articles follow two previous Albany ones, a couple of
Valdosta ones, and local, state, and national TV and newspaper coverage
of protests and opposition to Spectra’s hazardous boondoggle.
Sabal Trail’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad PR week continues….
Jennifer Parks, Albany Herald, 22 October 2014,
Proposed gas pipeline, Flint make Dirty Dozen list:
Textile manufacturer pollution, state water policy issues cited as problems for Flint River, Continue reading Sabal Trail on Dirty Dozen and Flint River
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
“Putting a pipeline anywhere near in a sinkhole-laden environment could be horrific if something went wrong,” said Our Santa Fe River President Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson, “Our organization is still very much opposed.”
Governor has financial stake in natural gas pipeline, by Megan Reeves, Lake City Reporter, 27 July 2014., also mentioning Greenlaw and EPA, and further quoting Malwitz-Jipson.
Here’s an op-ed by Our Santa Fe River.
You can join this new ally in telling FERC to say no to that useless,
damaging, and dangerous fracked methane Sabal Trail pipeline.
Cathy Harrelson wrote for Gulf Restoration Network 12 June 2014,
Say ‘No’ to the Sabal Trail Pipeline,
Florida’s besieged waterways are facing a new threat: Sabal Trail
Transmission, LLC, wants to run a natural gas pipeline over, under
and through our aquifers, rivers and springsheds. Our waters are
already under threat from runoff pollution and over-pumping, and
this major pipeline would risk sinkholes, gas leaks and aquifer
Florida’s water is too important to take these
but we can say ‘no’ today!
Sabal Trail is seeking Continue reading Say No to Sabal Trail! –Gulf Restoration Network
Here are two news reports (oddly, WALB doesn’t seem to have filed one) on
yesterday’s listening session with U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop (GA-02).
These are brief extracts; there’s more in each article.
Cody Long wrote for Fox 31 yesterday,
Deadline nears to hear pipeline comments,
There were about 50 people who showed up to the Government Center in
downtown Albany. Some voiced their concerns to commissioners and the
congressman about the Sabal Trail Transmission Gas Pipeline Project.
The pipeline would run through 24 miles of Dougherty County and
would be capable of transporting up to one billion cubic feet of
natural gas each day.
However, it would run through portions of privately owned land which Continue reading News about yesterday’s Sanford Bishop pipeline listening session in Albany, GA
Florida newspaper reporters
are not buying the pipeline company’s spin.
Instead they write about the fragile limestone
that holds our drinking water in the Floridan Aquifer,
damage to which can easily turn a spring into a sinkhole.
Wednesday, the Orlando Sentinel about Spectra’s safety record,
Morgan Watkins wrote for the Gainesville Sun,
Expert: Pipeline would cross Santa Fe at the worst spot,
Standing along the bank of the Santa Fe River near the riverside
house in southern Suwannee County his family has owned since 1967,
Kevin Brown pointed to the spot where a natural gas pipeline is
expected to cross underneath the ground.
But Brown’s brother David, a geologist, and other concerned folks
hope to persuade the company leading the project to select what they
consider a safer crossing point….
The river and the surrounding area is pockmarked with springs and
sinkholes. Exposed limestone — a crumbly, fractured rock
— Continue reading Sabal Trail at worst spot –expert in Gainesville Sun
Filed with FERC
3 March 2014; PDF -jsq
Tim Carroll, Valdosta, GA.
To: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
I am writing to you on behalf of citizens that live in my city
council district. Specifically those that will be negatively
impacted by the Sabal Trail methane gas pipeline. Please accept the
following reasons why I oppose this project coming through our
Eminent Domain laws refer to the greater good of the citizens of
the community and/or state where this law is being used. Continue reading Property rights and water: please deny the Sabal Trail methane pipeline –Tim Carroll, Valdosta City Council, 5th District