The cookout at Valdosta State
made the news, with SpectraBusters.org No Pipeline signs.
Winnie Wright, WCTV, 12 February 2015,
VSU Students Protest Against Controversial Pipeline,
Adrianna Taylor of SAVE [Students Against Violating the Environment]
says, “We’re uniting all of the global
divestment groups from across the world and trying to make a message
to the fossil fuel industry and to local governments that we want
change. We want you guys to divest from fossil fuels and make the
switch to alternative fuels.”
Taylor also says the organization hopes the University will pledge
not to invest any more money in fossil fuels.
Resolutions against the Sabal Trail pipeline have already been passed by
Lowndes County, Valdosta, and five other counties and one
other city (Albany) in Georgia and Florida.
VSU divesting its fossil fuels would send another signal.
Also, how about Continue reading VSU S.A.V.E. protest for fossil fuel divestiture and against Sabal Trail pipeline
Fracking for fossil fuels causes new pipelines and LNG export,
and without investment none of that will happen.
Come celebrate with S.A.V.E as we take part in the Global
Divestment Day Movement!
Come learn about divestment
from fossil fuels and how the VSU community can
get involved to better our future!!!
|Where?||VSU Palms Quad|
|When?||Feb. 12, 2015|
What is Global
Continue reading Cookout at VSU for Global Divestment –S.A.V.E.
From VSU’s front lawn, marching up Patterson Street, Students Against Violating the Environment (S.A.V.E.) today.
That’s first in 1,2,3 against Sabal Trail.
They’re marching to #2,
the protest in front of the Sabal Trail Valdosta office,
the Sabal Trail Open House in Jasper, FL, all today.
S.A.V.E.’s facebook event
And here’s S.A.V.E. president Adriana Taylor and former president Danielle Jordan
protesting the pipeline in Leesburg, GA 10 July 2014:
Update: 10 Feb 2014: Watch it online or go to one of several other upcoming county commission meetings.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Valdosta, 6 February 2014 —
Local landowner Monica Martin will speak to the Osceola
County Commission about the proposed Sabal Trail methane gas
pipeline and its effects on the aquifer, native wildlife,
and the landscape, plus property values and property rights.
Other local citizens may also speak in the same "Hear
the Audience" section (turn in a "Request to
Speak" form before the meeting). Anyone from anywhere
can come listen, or protest against the pipeline
Monday, February 10 th 2014
Administration Building 4 th Floor
One Courthouse Square
Kissimmee, Florida 34741
Why: Spectra Energy,
which had compressor station leaks in Maine last month and
in Pennsylvania last year, plus multiple fines by Pipeline
Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for
corrosion and leaks, and a record $15 million EPA fine for
PCB contamination, proposes a hundred-foot-wide gash through
our lands for their huge 36 inch Sabal Trail gas
pipeline from Alabama through Georgia to feed Florida Power
and Light (FPL) and Duke Energy for no benefit to local
citizens and rate hikes for FPL customers. A one-time
payment is not enough Continue reading Question the Sabal Trail pipeline in Osceola County 2014-02-10
A bit of publicity about pipeline opposition.
Carlton Fletcher wrote for the Albany Herald Friday 1 Nov 2013,
‘Spectrabusters’ opposes 465-mile Alabama-Georgia-Florida natural gas pipeline:
A proposed natural gas pipeline through Dougherty County could distribute a billion cubic feet of gas daily,
noting under a pipeline map,
The proposed Sabal Trail Pipeline could potentially come through a portion of Dougherty County.
The story did not include this
Spectra map of Dougherty County:
In the Albany Herald story:
But if a determined and growing list of landowners in Georgia,
Florida and Alabama have a say in the matter, no Spectra
Energy-financed shovelful of earth will ever be turned.
A grassroots group calling itself Spectrabusters has grown from
common concern over issues surrounding the Sabal Trail Pipeline, and
the group clearly states its platform on the spectrabusters.org
website: “This site is dedicated to sharing information about
the pipeline and working with people from across the area to make
sure this unnecessary pipeline is never built.”
website is Continue reading SpectraBusters in Albany Herald