Here’s why you should ecomment to FERC and your elected officials right now.
Sabal Trail filed key materials after FERC’s stated deadline,
a Suwannee County, FL landowner points out in a FERC ecomment,
also revealing Sabal Trail
still didn’t address key springs upstream and down from its proposed new pipeline path, and said nothing about
beneath the Suwannee and Withlacoochee Rivers.
a call to action from Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson:
I realize many of you have seen me (and a few others) navigate
through a enormous amount of meetings, letters, social media
announcements to stop the Sabal Trail Gas (fracked)Transmission
Pipeline cutting through one of our most vulnerable areas of our
World, the Florida Springs Heartland.
You have watched and read from the sidelines for nearly 2 years. It
is time for you to act. Call it my Continue reading Time to comment to FERC on Sabal Trail ignoring springs on Suwannee and Withlacoochee Rivers
Lori McCraney of
Suwannee Alliance for Sustainable Growth wrote in the Suwannee Democrat 11 September 2014,
Guest commentary — Is the Sabal Trail pipeline necessary?
I am pleased that the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners has
a resolution challenging the location of the Sabal Trail
pipeline in the vicinity of the Withlacoochee River. Hamilton County
Chris Mericle did an excellent job of explaining the risks
of locating the pipeline in such fragile karst terrain. Sable Trails
quickly responded by saying that it will move the crossing to
the west, possibly crossing the Suwannee River somewhere near the
Suwannee River State Park.
The same problems still exist with
tunneling under the Withlacoochee
River in Lowndes County, Georgia and
tunneling under the Suwannee River
at two locations in Suwannee County. As
Mr. Mericle explained
about drilling under our rivers, “The horizontal directional
drilling could intersect spring conduits, affect spring well flows,
and ultimately river base flow. Grouting in this cavernous, Continue reading Is the Sabal Trail pipeline necessary? –Lori McCraney
Update 2014-09-12: Still more signatures.
Update 2014-09-08: Still more signatures.
Update 2014-09-07: More signatures.
Debra Johnson posted this
on the Suwannee Alliance For Sustainable Growth facebook group 1 September 2014:
SABAL TRAIL PIPELINE ACTION NEEDED—If you desire add your
signature to this multi-group email please enter it in the comment
section.This email will be sent from SAFSG and other groups to BOCC
officials here and in surrounding counties. It is available for use
anywhere Sabal Trail pipeline is a threat—Simply change the
county and/or state name in the body. We will start sending it out
Tuesday Sept. 2nd. You should read it even if you do not sign as it
contains important information.
The Suwannee County, FL Commission
meets today, 2 September 2014.
When does yours meet? Here is contact information for Florida counties.
Here is contact information for
Georgia and Alabama county commissions and city councils along
the proposed pipeline path, as well as for state and federal elected officials.
Remember also to
comment with FERC on docket # PF14-1.
Here’s the letter. -jsq
We are sure that you have heard of the Sabal Trail/Spectra Energy
Pipeline and the resolution passed by Hamilton County BOCC August
22, 2014, to prohibit its path through the Withlacoochee River in
Hamilton County (link below). It appears that that resolution has
been successful. But the problem has not gone away in that Sabal
Trail has already sent FERC and Rep. Ted Yoho a letter suggesting
that they move the pipeline yet again! (link below).
We would also like to bring to your attention to other local
government actions that have been implemented to protect the
citizens of those counties. Our hope is that your county government
will consider adopting one of these strategies in this crucial
effort to protect their citizens, water, land, etc. from this gas
pipeline which will provide zero benefit to the people of Florida Continue reading Action letter to County Commissioners against Sabal Trail pipeline