Does FERC care about Albany and Dougherty County’s water supply?
Filed with FERC 19 May 2015 as
Accession Number: 20150519-5141,
“Letter of concern for City of Albany’s water supply under CP15-17”:
City of Albany
POST OFFICE BOX 447
Via Electronic Filing
May 19, 2015
Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street, N.E., Room 1A
Washington, D.C. 20426
Southeast Market Pipelines Project
Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC
Docket No. CP15-17-000
Docket No. CP14-16-000
Docket No. CP14-554-000
Dear Secretary Bose:
We wish to point out a special feature Continue reading Albany wells in Sabal Trail’s path →
Florida newspaper reporters
are not buying the pipeline company’s spin.
Instead they write about the fragile limestone
that holds our drinking water in the Floridan Aquifer,
damage to which can easily turn a spring into a sinkhole.
Wednesday, the Orlando Sentinel about Spectra’s safety record,
Morgan Watkins wrote for the Gainesville Sun,
Expert: Pipeline would cross Santa Fe at the worst spot,
Standing along the bank of the Santa Fe River near the riverside
house in southern Suwannee County his family has owned since 1967,
Kevin Brown pointed to the spot where a natural gas pipeline is
expected to cross underneath the ground.
But Brown’s brother David, a geologist, and other concerned folks
hope to persuade the company leading the project to select what they
consider a safer crossing point….
The river and the surrounding area is pockmarked with springs and
sinkholes. Exposed limestone — a crumbly, fractured rock
— Continue reading Sabal Trail at worst spot –expert in Gainesville Sun →
If it’s so safe, why is it so hard to find out how safe it is?
And why did injecting toxic chemicals into ground water ever get approved?
Since methane leaks out of pipelines and compressor stations, as well as wells,
it’s time to stop fracking and pipelines and get on with solar and wind power.
Kevin Begos wrote for AP 5:20 p.m. EST January 5, 2014,
4 states confirm water pollution from drilling
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In at least four states that have nurtured
the nation’s energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made
about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and
pollution was confirmed in a number of them, according to a review
that casts doubt on industry suggestions that such problems rarely
The Associated Press requested data on drilling-related complaints
in Continue reading Fracking unsafe in at least four states →