Citizens renamed Sabal Trail the Sinkhole Pipeline because it doesn’t belong in the sinkhole-prone karst limestone of the Floridan Aquifer.
FERC can’t say they weren’t told, since videographers followed them
through all four cities so far; see for yourself.
Albany, Monday 28 September 2015, videos by Thomas Swain
Moultrie, Tuesday 29 September 2015, videos by Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE)
“You tell us you’re sorry and it happens again”, said Continue reading Videos: Citizens against Sabal “Sinkhole” Trail pipeline to FERC in Albany, Moultrie, Valdosta, and Lake City →
Property rights, environment, health, and safety are why citizens oppose Sabal Trail, including
tonight in Albany
Tuesday in Moultrie or Wednesday in Valdosta.
Be sure to show up by 5:30 PM to sign up to speak.
Caitlyn Chastain, WTOC, 28 September 2015,
Public meetings ahead for Sabal Trail Pipeline, starting today,
It’s a project that has gained a lot of attention and a lot of
Many people are concerned Continue reading Citizens oppose Sabal Trail in Albany, Moultrie, and Valdosta this week –WTOC, Albany, GA →
SpectraBusters board member Debra Johnson will be a panelist
June 1st Lowndes County Democratic Party monthly meeting
about environmental issues and property rights, 6PM 1 June 2015,
at the Lowndes County Board of Elections office, 2808 North Oak Street,
This topic obviously includes among other issues the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline.
Other panelists will be from the Lowndes County Commission, WWALS, WACE, and SAVE.
Anyone can speak up from the audience,
local TV covered Continue reading Sabal Trail as environmental and property rights issue @ LCDP 2015-06-01 →
The state representative for
Valdosta and parts of
cited their two resolutions and
enumerated lack of need for a pipeline, threatening letters from Sabal Trail, alternative routes
next to a school, ill effects on business
forestry and agriculture
private property valuations,
potential sinkholes due to drilling under the
including on the
anywhere in the fragile karst limestone
containing the Floridan Aquifer,
plus Spectra Energy’s own
say it doesn’t have insurance to cover
the kinds of
safety problems in Spectra’s own history
nor those pointed out by
Southern Natural Gas Company.
Dexter Sharper noted local evidence that
solar power is cheaper and safer,
the Lowndes County Democratic Party
“…we have a moral obligation to leave our children and grandchildren with an earth as safe, beautiful, and majestic as the one bequeathed to us by our parents and grandparents.”
For all these reasons, on behalf of my constituents and the citizens of Lowndes County and the state of Georgia, I oppose the Sabal Trail pipeline anywhere in the County of Lowndes or the State of Georgia.
I urge that FERC reject any permit for the Sabal Trail pipeline, or at the very least move it entirely out of the State of Georgia.
Filed 7 January 2015 with FERC as
Accession Number: 20150107-5100,
“Comment of Dexter Sharper, Georgia State Representative, District 177, under CP15-17.” Continue reading No eminent domain for water-threatening unnecessary Sabal Trail pipeline –GA Rep. Dexter Sharper District 177 →
The mayor of Valdosta has filed with FERC a resolution against
Sabal Trail, in support of the resolution by Lowndes County,
the most populous county
on any of the proposed pipeline paths in Georgia.
In addition to echoing Lowndes County’s concerns about
safety of school children,
lack of benefit to the state of Georgia,
the availability of a path to completely bypass Georgia,
Valdosta also added a WHEREAS about
the Floridan Aquifer,
the source of almost all of our drinking water in south Georgia and Florida.
passing those resolutions.
Filed with FERC today 17 December 2014,
Accession Number: 20141217-5076,
“Comment of John Gayle in Docket(s)/Project(s) CP15-17-000 Submission Date: 12/17/2014”, Continue reading Valdosta resolution against Sabal Trail filed with FERC →
Tuesday, Lowndes County will finally
vote on the resolution they
already sent to FERC.
That same day, 9 December 2014, the Valdosta City Council
in support of Lowndes County’s opposition to the Sabal Trail pipeline,
and quite likely the Valdosta City Council will vote on their resolution
Thursday 11 December 2014.
This is excellent news to close the week in which
Moultrie’s Mayor said on WCTV
Moultrie, the county seat of Colquitt County, one of the two counties
Sabal Trail said was one the two “as having the greatest potential to need additional gas supplies in the future”, that Moultrie
wasn’t asked about Sabal Trail’s agreement with the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia (MGAG).
This week in which
the Valdosta Daily Times quoted Spectra’s Andrea Grover backtracking on eminent domain.
A week now closed with two resolutions proposed for voting next week
against Sabal Trail.
It’s time for more counties to follow Dougherty County’s lead and pass
resolutions against the Sabal Trail pipeline.
Local protests in Valdosta and citizens speaking before local governments
emphasize that point.
Brittney Penland, VSU Spectator, Page 2, 6 November 2014,
Students, faculty protest future pipeline,
Protestors gathered on Oct. 31 at the corner of Park Avenue and
Patterson Street to argue against the building of the Sabal Trail
The protesters were associated with VSU’s Students Against Violating
the Environment and Wiregrass Activists for Clean Energy. The
costumes they were dressed in for Halloween attracted honking and
“thumbs up’s” from those driving by.
Another protest is scheduled for today at Continue reading VSU Spectator covers pipeline protest at Valdosta Sabal Trail office →
Facebook event by Dr. Michael Noll:
Friday at 4:00pm – 5:00 pm
2110 N Patterson Street
Zombies, monsters, ghosts, and inhuman pipelines join forces to STOP Sabal Trail Pipeline!
That’s in Valdosta, Georgia, in front of the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline office.
Second day in a row,
the Albany Herald covered
the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline making the Georgia
Water Coalition Dirty Dozen list.
The Flint River would be affected just like the Withlacoochee River,
and in Florida the Suwannee River and the Santa Fe River are in the same
karst limestone that contains our drinking water in south Georgia and
Florida in the Floridan Aquifer.
These newspaper articles follow two previous Albany ones, a couple of
Valdosta ones, and local, state, and national TV and newspaper coverage
of protests and opposition to Spectra’s hazardous boondoggle.
Sabal Trail’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad PR week continues….
Jennifer Parks, Albany Herald, 22 October 2014,
Proposed gas pipeline, Flint make Dirty Dozen list:
Textile manufacturer pollution, state water policy issues cited as problems for Flint River, Continue reading Sabal Trail on Dirty Dozen and Flint River →
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: