Opposition from the south end of the proposed pipeline route,
from a group that has been opposing FPL fracked methane power plants since 2008.
Panagioti wrote for Earth First! Newswire 6 April 2014,
Spectra Seeks Approval to Send Gas Pipeline into the Southern Swamps,
What would you do if a corporation got permits to build a time bomb
on your land?
Rural communities across Alabama, Georgia and Florida are joining
the chorus of people asking this all-too-familiar question.
But resistance to proposed fossil fuel pipelines has been growing…
almost as frequent as the steady stream of disasters from existing
New York, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Texas, Oklahoma, Michigan, B.C., Ontario….
Each Continue reading Spectra Pipeline into Southern Swamps –Earth First!
EPA isn’t buying FPL’s need for new power in Florida,
or that methane is better than
renewable energy sources
should be considered together, not separately),
or that a pipeline is the best way to get gas
Port Dolphin instead),
or that any of the
proposed routes are appropriate,
not to mention catching inconsistent numbers of
and asking to see any
And EPA asked for
as well as further information on water
re-emitted into the environment.
My favorite is
EPA recommends FERC provide in the EIS readable and comprehensible
maps and figures, and clearly describe all potential impacts with the
proposed action upon children’s health. For example, maps of schools,
day-care facilities, multifamily housing, and hospitals should have
different legend colors and be created at scales providing appropriate
information, i.e., proximity of sensitive receptors to the navigation
and transportation corridors.
FERC shows EPA’s comments as filed
23 April 2014, although they are dated two days earlier. -jsq
UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Continue reading Explain why the gas is needed –EPA to FERC