Do you believe Sabal Trail that the pipeline won’t affect the value of your land? If what Spectra Energy’s Vice President of Stakeholder Outreach & Sustainability says is true, why doesn’t Sabal Trail just buy the affected properties? They should be able to resell it later for equal or greater value.
Rheya Spigner wrote for mysouthwestga.com (fox31online) 12 December 2013, Possible pipeline through Colquitt County,
Susan Waller with the Sabal Trail Transmission says “one concern (from residents) is that it’ll impact the value of the land.” Which she adds isn’t true, but could affect vegetation.
They didn’t quote Andrea Grover, Director, Stakeholder Outreach. Maybe they discovered she, like Brian Fahrenthold, was not familiar with Spectra’s history of fines? And as a Vice President, Susan Waller would appear to be Andrea Grover’s boss. Have we gotten their attention enough that they are escalating within Spectra?
John Peconom of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) says he reassured residents today that he will be looking over the impact of several aspects in the area. He adds, “vegetation, river, wetlands, how close it is to the house the impact it will on the people and the environment” are just a few of many the FRCC have to look over before starting the project.
He lists himself on Linkedin as Environmental Biologist – NEPA Project Manager with FERC, so I’d hope he’d care about vegetation, river, wetlands, and even people.
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Please take a moment and submit a comment at Ferc.gov. If you go to the website and eRegister, you will get an email confirmation. Submit comments about the docket # PF14-1. Here is an example of comments, feel free to copy and paste as you please:
Sabal Trail pipeline proposal poses a significant safety threat to our community through accidents. Leaks from such pipelines in the US have caused explosions and have destroyed homes and killed people 29 times this year alone. Since the proposed pipeline is much larger than any of these recent explosions, a pipeline of 36 inch radius could do extreme damage if such an accident should occur in the Lowndes county area where it is proposed. Not only those living near the pipeline but residences and businesses within a mile radius of the pipeline are at risk. Spectra has a record of violations leading to more than $50 million in fines and more than $8 million in property damage. Therefore, Spectra ‘s proposal represents a significant risk to our community and our residents.
Even the installation of such a pipeline would be devastating to the local environment and to the property values of the land owners directly impacted and the surrounding properties.
Not only is Sabal Trail pipeline a bad idea for the property owners and the residence it would negatively impact the environment by putting at risk numerous endangered species; gopher tortoises, fox squirrels , and red caucated woodpecker, in our area.
In addition, 7 counties in Georgia would be impacted by this proposed pipeline and no one in Georgia would benefit from the product being piped through it. We take all the risk and have NO benefit.
Finally, this gas pipeline as with every other pipeline supports the destruction of clean water and clean air that occurs when hydrofracking is implemented to extract natural gas from the shale. Homes and lives are lost through this dangerous and extremely hazardous extraction method.
As a resident of Georgia I do not support hydro Fracking and its danger to water, soil and air as I do NOT support the proposed pipeline through my community of Lowndes County.