In one case:
“In the largest penalty in an environmental case since the
1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Connecticut-based Iroquois Pipeline
Operating Company will pay $22 million in criminal and civil fines
for violating federal environmental and safety laws, the United
States announced today [23 May 1996].
The company and four of its high-level officers and supervisors
pleaded guilty to numerous criminal violations of the Clean Water
Act including failure to clean up or restore damage to nearly 200
streams and wetlands as a result of rushing to meet construction
That’s even larger than the U.S. EPA fine of
$15 million in 1989 against Spectra’s Texas Eastern Pipeline
for spilling PCBs at 89 sites, although not when you add in
the $18.6 million fine by Pennsylvania plus $200 million for cleanup.
Yet Iroquois Gas Transmission System L.P. touts Continue reading FERC trusts pipeline companies to self-regulate: result…
Agritourism, economy, and environment were among the reasons
Terrell County followed
and passed a resolution against the Sabal Trail pipeline.
FERC didn’t post the County Chairman’s cover letter, but the County Clerk sent it to me.
What else has FERC neglected to post?
Filed with FERC
13 November 2014,
Protest of Terrell County Board of Commissioners (Georgia) under PF14-1.
WHEREAS, Spectra Energy of Houston, Texas has proposed building a
$3.7 Billion, 460-mile gas pipeline from Central Alabama to Central
Florida known as the Sabal Trail, and:
WHEREAS, a growing contingency of local and area residents have
expressed opposition to construction of the pipeline and compressor
stations used to force the natural gas through the pipelines, and:
WHEREAS, The construction of the pipeline through Terrell County,
Georgia will severely impact agricultural and agiitourism businesses
located in the county, and:
WHEREAS, it is clear to this board that the Sabal Trail will not Continue reading Agriculture over pipeline: Terrell County resolution against Sabal Trail
The nation’s oldest, largest, and most influential
grassroots environmental organization opposes the Sabal Trail pipeline.
Sierra Club PR today (and read to FERC):
TRI-STATE SIERRA CLUB CHAPTERS OPPOSE GAS PIPELINE
Statement of the Georgia, Florida, and Alabama Sierra Club
Chapters Opposing the Sabal Trail Pipeline
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Georgia Sierra Club, (404)-607-1262,
Alabama Sierra Club, email@example.com
ATLANTA, GA—The Georgia, Florida, and Alabama Chapters of
the Sierra Club oppose the 650 mile Sabal Trail Transmission natural
that would carry fracked natural gas extracted from
Pennsylvania and Texas through Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Sabal
Trail Transmission, LLC is a joint venture between Spectra Energy
Partners, LLC and and NextEra Energy, Inc. Spectra Energy and its
related companies have been fined repeatedly for safety and
environmental violations throughout the United States including one
fine of $15,000,000.
The proposed pipeline would cut a wide swath through pristine lands
with resulting negative impacts on
endangered species, critical
wildlife habitat, invaluable wetlands, Continue reading Sierra Club Chapters Oppose Sabal Trail Gas Pipeline