Spectra, Cuomo, and FERC connections. Interesting point of interest is the lobbyist, Richard L Ostroff, who was Governor Cuomo’s former assistant of legislative affairs and now a lobbyist for Spectra Energy (Sabal Trail).
Click his picture and you delve into deeper waters such as his connections with Gregory Ebel CEO of Spectra Energy, owner of Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC pipeline company that awaits final permitting to run a not your average gas pipeline through Alabama, Georgia and Florida threatening our water supply from the Floridan Aquifer, boring under our rivers as well threatening our lives as it’s route is right through sinkhole territory, especially in South Georgia and all of the Florida route. See screenshot.
Here is a photo of a sinkhole that is 1230 feet from the proposed
pipeline at MP 380. It dropped overnight—40′ wide and
deep—several years ago.
This is the biggest recent one on the ranch where I live, but there are others. MP 377 – MP 386 go through the ranch where I live. We don’t own it. My husband is manager.
This is in Marion County. 29.094506, -82.405163.
Proponents have touted the safety of the Sabal Trail pipeline. This
belies the fact that Spectra Energy, the parent of Sabal Trail, has
one of the worst safety records in the industry. See
to numerous articles regarding Spectra’s safety record.
"It’s time that the public asks for an independent examination of FERC to identify necessary reforms. We need senators who serve on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to request such a review from the Government Accountability Office (GAO)–senators such as Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
There’s no defense for harming lives and the environment for purely private industrial interests."
Three weeks after the date on the letter, I got this schedule notice from FERC,
saying they plan to issue the final Environmental Impact Statement 18 December 2015, and they plan to rubberstamp the permit 17 March 2016,
for Sabal Trail, Transco, and Florida Southeast Connection.
So the opposition has made FERC slip the schedule a month.
This letter does mention a move for the Albany Compressor Station, but it looks to me like it’s referring to the previous site relocation.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
Florida Southeast Connection, LLC
Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC
Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC
NOTICE OF REVISED SCHEDULE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OF THE
SOUTHEAST MARKET PIPELINES PROJECT