It’s not a short list; basically nothing Dougherty County
has been answered by Sabal Trail or FERC:
They have not
addressed the issues of (1) potential effects on geology and soil, (2) impacts on water resources and wetlands, (3) impacts on
vegetation, forests, fisheries, wildlife and threatened species, (4)
cumulative impacts, (5) public safety concerns, (6) purpose and need
for the proposed pipeline, (7) alternatives to the preferred route,
(8) air quality and noise and (9) socioeconomic
factors – environmental justice.
Filed with FERC 6 April 2015 as
Accession Number: 20150406-5144,
“Comment of Dougherty County, Georgia under CP15-17.” Continue reading FERC still stonewalling Dougherty County Commission and landowners about Sabal Trail
No domestic need for the fracked methane, which Spectra Energy’s CEO
has said it wants to export; no insurance despite Spectra’s track record
of safety violations; environmental destruction of water and soil:
for these and other reasons SpectraBusters, Inc.
has filed a motion to intervene with all three parts of the
fracked methane pipeline project including Sabal Trail,
using a form of filing that other groups could copy.
How can eminent domain be conferred on Sabal Trail, where there is
no benefit to the public, there is zero provision for disaster
accountability, and no real attempt at a real environmental impact
study? Along with the EPA, a taxpayer funded agency, we’d like
answers to these questions that we have posed to FERC for the past
Here’s how you or your organization can
file a motion to intervene.
Filed with FERC 24 December 2014 as
Accession Number: 20141224-5069,
“Motion to Intervene of SpectraBusters, Inc. under CP15-17, et. al..” Continue reading SpectraBusters moves to intervene on Sabal Trail et al.
Disturbance of soil, exacerbating corrosion,
needless risk through unnecessary crossings,
and cutting corners through inappropriate boring methods:
when even another pipeline company calls you out for those things,
you’ve got a problem, Sabal Trail.
And Southern Natural Gas just did that in ecomments to FERC.
SONAT should be worried about this after last week in Berrien County, Georgia:
Each crossing poses a risk during construction of the crossing as well as
ongoing risks during operation and maintenance of the pipelines. Since the
SNG pipeline must remain in service during construction of the crossings,
each time Sabal Trail bores under, or cuts under, the SNG pipeline
there is an increased risk that the integrity of the SNG pipeline will
A humble county ditch puller
broke SONAT’s pipeline on Bradford Road,
resulting in Sheriff’s deputies from two counties, a city 911 vehicle,
and an ambulance being scrambled, in addition to a fleet of Kinder Morgan
And me, since this break was only a few miles from my house,
and the valve they used to turn off Berrien County is on my property.
Neighbors I’ve known all my life were evacuated.
One spark and they wouldn’t have had anything to come back to.
And this was a 9 or 10-inch pipeline at 800PSI.
Sabal Trail wants to run a 36-inch pipeline at twice the pressure,
more than 20 times the gas.
Why should any of us accept that risk for Sabal Trail’s corner-cutting profit?
You should have seen the face
the Kinder Morgan rep on the spot pulled
when I mentioned Sabal Trail.
Now we can see spelled out what SONAT really thinks about their competitor,
including: Continue reading Needless risk through unnecessary crossings –SONAT to FERC about Sabal Trail