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
Comment on FERC docket PF14-1 16 October 2013.
Yes, if this pipeline is so safe and desirable, why can’t it go
in public road rights of way? -jsq
Tim Bland, Valdosta, GA.
I am writing in regard to the construction of a new natural gas
pipeline by Sable Trails/Spectra Energy, Docket #PF14-1. This
proposed line will run right through the middle of my property
located at 4801 Gary Lane in Valdosta, Georgia. The majority of the
land that will be affected is planted in pine trees, which we use
for the harvest and sale of pine straw and eventually the sale of
the timber itself. Looking long-term, as a supplement for
retirement, we have also considered subdividing this land into
5-acre tracks to sell for home sites.
Sable trails is demanding that we sell them a 100′ easement right in
the middle of this property, directly adjacent to an existing 50′
gas line easement owned by South Georgia Natural Gas. This will make
150′ right in the middle of our property that we will no longer be
able to use for straw and timber harvesting. In addition, because of
the route this line takes through our property, it will render this
property useless for future home sites. This pipeline will have a
direct negative affect on the income earning potential of this
property for straw harvesting over the next 25-30 years as well at
the long-term earning potential of timber harvesting and sale for
As I understand it, South Georgia Natural Gas bid on this pipeline
project with intentions to place the new line within their existing
easement. However they were out bid and now refuse to allow Sable
Trails/Spectra to utilize the existing easement. Because of this, Continue reading Pine trees, home sites, and pipeline rights of way –Tim Bland to FERC