FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Live Oak, February 10, 2016 — The date has been set to go see
where Spectra Energy of Houston Texas has been permitted by the
Federal Energy Regulatory (FERC) in Washington, DC to drill under
the Suwannee River for its Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline
despite widespread local opposition. The Suwannee Board of County
Commissioners already voted a resolution to move Sabal Trail’s
compressor station. Still mulling stronger action, the SBOCC agreed
at a recent meeting to go with local guides, including WWALS Watershed Coalition board member Chris Mericle, on a hike with the
public to where FERC said construction monitoring was important for
the river and our drinking water in the Floridan Aquifer, but Sabal
Trail should be left to self-monitor. The day and time have been
set: 8:15 AM Thursday February 18, 2016.
All interested individuals will meet at: Continue reading Suwannee County Commissioners and public to hike to Sabal Trail Suwannee River Crossing →
“We have the opportunity to be world leaders in the renewable energy
revolution! Shall we let that opportunity go to Germany or China, by
Filed with FERC
15 November 2014:
Laura Dailey, fort white, FL.
On this final day to plead my/our case, it is time for the FERC to
look at the bigger picture and stop caving to the short term fixes.
We are in trouble, and you can help by voting to DENY THE SABAL
TRAIL METHANE PIPELINE! Leave the gas in the ground…..where it’s
already conveniently stored!
EVERY DAY we wake to an invitation from the sun! In fact, the planet
itself runs on solar, and most European countries already understand
this. Even China just made a huge commitment to solar. Contrary to
what the lobbyists are telling you, FLORIDA DOES NOT NEED THIS GAS!!
From the standpoint of transparency, there is none! I have asked Continue reading Listen to the people you are supposed to protect –Laura Dailey to FERC →
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 →