Texan and Floridan FERC-enabled
wants Colquitt County
cheap invasion route,
even though that threatens local
property rights, taxes,
while there’s no demonstrated
for the fracked methane nor any definitive plans even to sell it in Georgia,
so the Moultrie city government
opposes the pipeline
that it should at least be put on hold until local concerns
are adequately considered by FERC and GA-EPD.
So both of the counties (Dougherty and Colquitt)
and both of their county seats (Albany and Moultrie)
named by Sabal Trail as needing gas through MGAG
have passed resolutions saying they don’t want the
pipeline at all, along with
Terrell County, Brooks County, Lowndes County, and Valdosta, Georgia,
plus Hamilton County, Florida.
Filed with FERC 6 May 2015 as
Accession Number: 20150506-0008,
“City of Moultrie, Georgia submits a Resolution re the Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC Natural Gas Pipeline etc under PF14-1.” Continue reading At least put Sabal Trail on hold –Moultrie resolution
Have Dougherty and Colquitt County sold us out to Sabal Trail?
Sabal Trail’s FERC filing seems to say so.
One day after
Sabal Trail filed CP15-17 21 November 2014 in ten submissions with dozens of PDF files.
So Andrea Grover’s “sometime later this year”
turns out to be today.
The first submission alone is 581 pages,
none of which mention any of the words solar or photovoltaic,
nor LNG or export,
according to a PDF search.
A search for privileged finds that, though. Continue reading Sabal Trail formal FERC filing CP15-17
If they can’t even survey for it, they can’t build it, which may be why
Andrea Grover just chanted desperately in three newspapers
“the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline is moving forward.”
Nevermind almost everyone who has spoken up about it is against it.
She didn’t say anything about taking your land for
for profit for her company in Houston and for LNG export
that would raise U.S. natural gas prices.
But one thing she did say
is why that can happen with no further permits if this pipeline
should go forward.
Almost everybody opposed the pipeline at the
“more than 50 open houses and public meetings”
Ms. Grover bragged about in
the Orlando Sentinel,
the Suwannee Democrat,
the Moultrie Observer.
She didn’t mention that opposition, but you can
see it for yourself in these Continue reading The evitability of Andrea Grover’s fracked methane pipeline
Five years ago a natural gas pipeline blew up between the Florida Turnpike
and I-95, flying a 104-foot piece of 18-inch pipe through the air,
shutting down both roads, and fortunately missing a high school.
NTSB determined it was the fault of the pipeline operator,
Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC (FGT).
written up by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
NTSB/PAB-13/01 of 13 August 2013
for “Damage/Clean-up Cost: $606,360” in this 4 May 2009 incident
near Palm City, Florida:
The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable
cause of the accident was environmentally assisted cracking under a
disbonded polyethylene coating that remained undetected by the integrity
management program. Contributing to the accident was Florida Gas
Transmission Company’s failure to include the pipe section that ruptured
in the integrity management program. Contributing to the prolonged gas
release was the pipeline controller’s inability to detect the rupture
because of SCADA system limitations and the configuration of the pipeline.
So NTSB said it was FGT’s fault.
And Florida and Martin County taxpayers had to pay for Continue reading Methane pipeline blew up onto Florida Turnpike next to high school