It’s time for Florida members of Congress to join the
four Georgia Congressmen
who have told FERC to fix its broken process or deny a permit for Sabal Trail.
Citizens of Florida can petition their members of Congress either by:
Printing and signing a PDF petition from the website of WWALS Watershed Coalition. (Petitions for Georgia and Alabama are also on there.)
Signing online a form put up by Gulf Restoration Network that will send directly to your members of Congress.
SpectraBusters continues to assist these and an increasing Continue reading Petition Florida Congress members to oppose Sabal Trail
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Live Oak, FL, January 12, 2016 — Stepping up its support for local and larger groups opposing the proposed Sabal Trail pipeline, this Saturday Sierra Club is hosting a meeting culminating in a hike to the Suwannee River to see where Spectra Energy of Houston, Texas proposes to drill under the iconic Suwannee River into Suwannee River State Park. Media are invited to see people from Florida and south Georgia stand up for our rivers and our Floridan Aquifer.
When: Saturday, 16 January 2016 – 11 AM with hike at 1 PM
Where: Suwannee River State Park
3621 201st Path, Live Oak, FL
15 miles west of Live Oak on US 90
Continue reading Hike to the Suwannee River with Sierra Club against Sabal Trail – Jan. 16, 2016
Suwannee County residents please come speak, and everyone else please come
be seen (you can speak, too). Facebook event.
Come defend property rights, water, and air in Suwannee County from the Sabal Trail invader, and that helps defend where you are, too.
When: 6PM Tuesday 17 November 2015
218 Parshley Street Southwest, Live Oak, Florida, 32064
From the draft minutes of the Nov. 3rd meeting Continue reading Confirmed: Resolution against Sabal Trail today at Suwannee County Commission 2015-11-17
Florida’s Governor Rick Scott owns Williams Co. and other pipeline company
stock, and that’s an issue with FL-DEP’s intent to issue a permit for
Sabal Trail, says the reporter who broke the Rick Scott conflict story
a year ago.
Dan Christensen, FloridaBulldog, 4 August 2015,
Gov. Scott’s pipeline investment gets a boost from Florida environmental regulators,
The Board of Trustees of Florida’s Internal Improvement Trust Fund
owns the submerged lands, according to DEP’s notice. The board is
comprised of the governor and Cabinet — Scott, Attorney
General Pam Bondi, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and state
chief financial officer Jeff Atwater.
There’s much more in the story, including that WWALS Watershed Coalition
intends to file a protest with FL-DEP by this Friday, August 7th.
WWALS confirms that,
and adds: Continue reading FL Gov. Scott Sabal Trail permit conflict of interest –FloridaBulldog
Push Back the Pipeline
can help convince Georgia Governor Nathan Deal
to oppose Sabal Trail like they successfully
opposed the Palmetto pipeline.
In Savannah Thursday May 21st a landowner affected by Sabal Trail and
WWALS Watershed Coalition President John S. Quarterman will make the case
at the Coastal Group of the Georgia Sierra Club.
More details and background from WWALS, and see below about the event.
All opponents of the Sabal Trail and Palmetto pipelines are invited.
Connect Savannah, today, (also on Push Back the Pipeline),
Georgia’s Other Unwanted and Unneeded Pipeline,
When: Thu., May 21, 7 p.m.
Where: First Presbyterian Church
520 Washington Ave Savannah-Eastside
The Palmetto Pipeline is not the only pipeline project in Georgia Continue reading Against Sabal Trail in Savannah 2015-05-21
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
Four pipeline projects surround Atlanta, and Georgia’s governor won’t comment.
Spectra’s Andrea Grover did, though, saying the Albany compressor station would be no louder than “a modern-day dishwasher.”
Dan Chapman, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 3 April 2015,
Pipeline project fuels fight on state’s future,
VALDOSTA — Southwest Georgia is roiling mad over a proposed
gas pipeline to Florida that virtually nobody in Atlanta, except
Ted Turner, has heard about.
Electric Power & Light
John Carlton looks over a gopher tortoise hole a few feet away from a 1954 easement for an 8 inch natural gas line on his property at Morrison Pines Plantation in Moultrie. The planned Sabel Trail pipeline would run 50 feet over from the existing line. Carlton is undecided on the proposal.
Photograph credit: Curtis Compton, AJC
has more of the text: Continue reading Georgia has no use for new pipelines –AJC
After a long string of safety incidents and later-contradicted
assertions in the media, would you trust Sabal Trail to drill under
your rivers in your aquifers and near your farms, schools, homes, and springs?
Here’s stage two of
Sabal Trail’s three-stage horizontal directional drilling (HDD) method,
according to its document
How We Cross Rivers and Streams,
Here’s why you should ecomment to FERC and your elected officials right now.
Sabal Trail filed key materials after FERC’s stated deadline,
a Suwannee County, FL landowner points out in a FERC ecomment,
also revealing Sabal Trail
still didn’t address key springs upstream and down from its proposed new pipeline path, and said nothing about
beneath the Suwannee and Withlacoochee Rivers.
a call to action from Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson:
I realize many of you have seen me (and a few others) navigate
through a enormous amount of meetings, letters, social media
announcements to stop the Sabal Trail Gas (fracked)Transmission
Pipeline cutting through one of our most vulnerable areas of our
World, the Florida Springs Heartland.
You have watched and read from the sidelines for nearly 2 years. It
is time for you to act. Call it my Continue reading Time to comment to FERC on Sabal Trail ignoring springs on Suwannee and Withlacoochee Rivers
After citizens familiar with the springs, shoals, and sinkholes
of the Withlacoochee River and the fragile karst limestone that
contains them and the Floridan Aquifer, source of drinking water
for all of Florida and south Georgia, the north Florida county
of Hamilton passed a resolution asking FERC to have the Sabal Trail
fracked methane pipeline avoid those geological formations.
a letter already forwarded to FERC by the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection
and also quoted in part to FERC by the
Suwannee River Water Management District,
that would mean
there’s basically nowhere that pipeline would be safe in north Florida
(or south Georgia, which has the same limestone substrate).
Joyce Marie Taylor updated in the Suwannee Democrat 25 August 2014,
Hamilton fights back against Sabal Trail pipeline,
A special meeting was called on Friday, Aug. 22, and the board voted
to pass Resolution 14-10 that expressed their concerns about the
proposed pipeline route across the Withlacoochee River that forms
the western boundary of Hamilton County.
A portion of the resolution states, Continue reading Avoid the Withlacoochee River and karst limestone –Hamilton Co. FL to FERC