FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Valdosta, 24 January 2014 — The gas pipeline company has scheduled another Open House for Monday January 27th, 2014, perhaps because a local landowner complained to FERC about previous Sabal Trail meetings in Moultrie being during big local events. You can ask the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in person why they should approve that methane pipeline. Protesters against the pipeline will be out front starting about 4:45PM.
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Monday, January 27 th 2014
Holiday Inn Express
850 Veterans Parkway North
Moultrie, GA 31788
Why: Spectra Energy, which had compressor station leaks in Maine this month and in Pennsylvania last year, plus multiple fines by Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for corrosion and leaks, and a record $15 million EPA fine for PCB contamination, 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. http://ww2.valdosta.edu/vsu/stuorg/save/
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/
Environmental Awareness Organization of Auburn University (EAOAU). https://auburn.collegiatelink.net/organization/eao
Shale Property Rights, formerly Spectra Energy Watch. http://www.shalepropertyrights.com/blog/
ain’t afraid a no pipeline!
Landowners and others opposed to the Sabal Trail gas pipeline through Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.
Lee County, AL
Lowndes Co., GA
Levy Co., FL