The Colquitt County newspaper noticed the
EPA questions to FERC about the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline,
and even got sort of a response out of Sabal Trail.
Alan Mauldin wrote for the Moultrie Observer 26 April 2014,
EPA letter lists concerns with Sabal Trail,
One issue raised by EPA is whether laying a new, 36-inch pipeline in
proximity to a 10-inch pipeline built in the 1950s would present a
danger to the public.
The alternate route that would take the pipeline through the heart
of Colquitt County would for some of its path run parallel to the
old iron pipeline.
“Consequently, concerns exist with the safety of Continue reading EPA comments in Moultrie Observer
Filed with FERC
14 February 2014.
His #2 is basically the same question
Susan Waller didn’t even want to hear:
if the Sabal Trail pipeline won’t damage property values,
why doesn’t Spectra buy up all the affected property
and resell it later at a profit? -jsq
James Ryder, Tallahassee, FL.
We own a plot of land on Spain Lane in Brooks Co GA. My issue is
that no matter what is logical, SPECTER, seems to be very narrow
minded and due to eminent domain they do not seem to under stand
that there proposal will devalue the already encumbered property
(Sonat gas line and an electric easement) to the point that the
property will be virtually worthless. The Solutions below are
reasonable and should be considered.
Emailed to Dan Miller Spectra.
I have had a the opportunity to look over your recent proposal on
the pipeline route. It looks a bit chaotic. Although it solve one
problem, it creates several others. Your recent problem now runs
pipe helter schelter all over the remaining property. I have
attached a map and a description of a proposal that I think would
solve all of our problems.
Solution 1: From the point of intersection of the SONAT gas pipe
line Continue reading Proposal will devalue property to be virtually worthless –James Ryder to FERC
Filed with FERC
2 December 2013:
James & Tracy Ryder, Tallahassee, FL.
We have been contacted by Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC regarding
their proposed natural gas pipeline. In their contacts with us, they
requested permission to survey our property in reference to one of
the proposed corridors since we are already encumbered with the
SONAT pipeline that run through the middle of our property. We were
told that we should sign the consent because they would use eminent
domain to access our property against our will if need be. In a
public meeting we were told they were putting in a 24″ line
that would provide gas to mid and south Florida. We have later
learned that they are intending to put in a 36″ line that
would not serve Florida, but would provide for exports from Florida.
Sabal Trail has not been providing accurate, or clear information to
the public regarding these pipeline endeavors. When we asked about
alternate corridors, we were told they would not consider the
alternate corridor that was originally proposed due to the fact that
there were many people impacted.
Seriously, Brooks County may be the
home to many a farmer and lower income folks, but I assure they are
people and don’t deserve to be exploited for the potential gains in
revenue and exportation of our limited natural resources. Continue reading Farmer and lower income folks are people –James & Tracy Ryder to FERC