FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (corrected)
Valdosta, December 17,
2013 –Talk directly to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that would have to approve the Sabal Trail methane pipeline at the last Open Houses in Madison and Kissimmee, Florida, tonight. Protesters against the pipeline will be out front starting at 4PM.
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM,
Monday, December 16th
Tuesday, December 17th
North Florida Community College
Why: Spectra Energy proposes a hundred-foot-wide gash through our lands for their huge 36 inch Sabal Trail gas pipeline from Alabama through Georgia to feed Florida Power and Light (FPL) and Duke Energy for no benefit to local citizens and rate hikes for FPL customers. A one-time payment is not enough for decreased property values, permanent destruction, and hazards of leaks and explosions, when FPL and Spectra and Duke would profit forever. The gas comes from fracking in Pennsylvania and Texas, destroying whole watersheds and poisoning farmlands and drinking water. Solar power is cheaper and brings jobs and energy right here where we need them.
In Conjunction with:
Students Against Violating the Environment (S.A.V.E.) at Valdosta State University. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2201154102/
WWALS Watershed Coalition, conserving the watersheds of the Willacoochee, Withlacoochee, Alapaha, and Little River Systems in south Georgia and north Florida. http://www.wwals.net/
Wiregrass Activists for Clean Energy (WACE), promoting clean and sustainable energy sources, including solar, wind, and geothermal, but not biomass incineration, nuclear power or hydro fracking. http://www.wiregrass-ace.org/
Our Santa Fe River,
protecting our most vital and vulnerable natural
Sierra Club, America’s largest and oldest grassroots environmental group, exploring, enjoying, and protecting the environment since 1892. http://www.sierraclub.org
Shale Property Rights, formerly Spectra Energy Watch. http://www.shalepropertyrights.com/blog/
We ain’t afraid a no pipeline!
Landowners and others opposed to the Sabal Trail gas pipeline through Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.
Colquitt Co., GA
Lowndes Co., GA
Levy Co., FL