Monthly Archives: October 2016

Sacredwatercamp Water Protectors Action in Live Oak FLA – Oct 20 2016

Reporting from #Sacredwatercamp in Live Oak Fl –  [edit] 10/28/2016

Action today At Sabal Trail/Enbridge pipeline construction site/Staging area in Live Oak Fl where they plan to bore under the Suwannee and Sante Fe Rivers. The Sante Fe they will HDD drill under within the next 2 days!

Please come and join us here is a map of current location near Spirit of Suwannee Music Park  @ 91st lane and 91st Dr Live Oak FL :,+Live+Oak,+FL+32060/@30.3287715,-82.8664355,12z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88eee1b0cf1ac38f:0x99ab9896807d8610!8m2!3d30.3925897!4d-82.934561

See pics below — here of today’s action

~~ Deb

Sabal Trail Pipeline Being Laid At Suwannee River In State Park

Sabal Trail is moving fast and people need to get to Sacred Water Camp near Live Oak FL

Sabal Trail is laying pipe in Suwannee River State Park now.

[edit] Running east of a 1st magnitude springs —  Lime Sink Run

Join us #Sacredwatercamp,+Live+Oak,+FL+32060/@30.3287715,-82.8664355,12z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88eee1b0cf1ac38f:0x99ab9896807d8610!8m2!3d30.3925897!4d-82.934561


Complaint to FDEP stops FSC construction in Okeechobee County, FL

Many eyes watching pipeline construction can catch shoddy work, and even FDEP will step in to deal with the most egregious violations, as Spectra and Rockford for FPL rush to try to finish by May 2017.

[21040-510-ALS-00097 STA: 4587+00 TO 4638+00, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA]

Shannon Larsen’s complaint to Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) at least briefly shut down destruction by Florida Southeast Connection (FSC) at Ft Drum Creek, just south of Ft. Drum, Florida. On the telephone just now she told me work had indeed been halted.

Right now Shannon is in Okeechobee City starting a rally to stop pipelines across Florida at Continue reading Complaint to FDEP stops FSC construction in Okeechobee County, FL

Direct Non-Violent Action Against Sabal Trail Pipeline Near Live Oak FLorida

Suwannee County Sabal Trail Pipeline
Suwannee County Sabal Trail Pipeline – Off River Road

Please join us.  Indigenous Tribes invite all people to a Sabal Trail Pipeline direct action demonstration near Live Oak/ Ellaville Fla on River Road @ Corner Of 197th Place And 199th Place Live Oak, Fl.
This is an Indigenous spiritual event similar to Dakota Access Sacred Stone Camp. Camping is available.

Demonstration will begin Monday October 17 @ 7 am — all are welcome to join encampment as long as non-violent.  Stressing NON-VIOLENT DEMONSTRATION.

Please note this is not a Spectrabusters event but Spectrabusters does show support for this event.

Facebook Event page:

They will be drilling under the Suwannee River right down the road!  We must act and act now.
~~ Deb

Sabal Trail Prepared to begin to Drill pipeline under Withlacoochee River in Lowndes County GA – Near Valdosta

Hdd Drilling truck at Withlacoochee River prepared to drill under the river. Thank you to jsq of WWals

As reported to me earlier today Sabal Trail has hauled matting, delivered a HDD truck to drill under the Withlacoochee River in Lowndes County:

"Sabal Trail is apparently in full preparation for HDD of the Withlacoochee River on U.S. 84 west of Valdosta in Lowndes Co. There is plenty of activity going on just off of Old Quitman Hwy such as a lot of acreage has been completely cleared, semi trucks going in and out hauling excavators and matting.

"The area that has been cleared (bare) is large enough to accommodate lots of pipe. The construction/destruction activity can be clearly seen from a public dirt road at the end of Old Quitman Hwy, if you would like to take pictures or video of the activities."

Or if you wish to plan a protest to try to halt this dangerous horizontal drilling under a river that flows into Florida and will adversely impact the Floridan Aquifer — our sole source of water. Exit 16 off I75 to Valdosta, go west and turn on Old Quitman Highway.

John Quarterman went to site today and took some pictures. He stated that while he was there a HDD — drilling truck arrived – see picture above.

Here is a link to more pictures John took today:

Thank you to anonymous sources and to John Quarterman for visiting the site.



The TPP & OTHER ‘CORPORATE FRIENDLY’ TRADE AGREEMENTS must be stopped or companies like Sabal Trail will run amok all over us — Foreign Companies at that …



"I wanted to send out this "Care Packet" for us all to make use of in our fight to stop the Lame Duck TPP vote.

Care Packet to Stop the TPP for In-District Activism

President Obama plans to introduce (Trans-Pacific Partnership) TPP in the ‘Lame Duck’ session, shortly after Election Day, so right now, he and his corporate lobbyist friends are pushing on our reps to vote yes on TPP in the undemocratic session.

Is your House Representative either retiring or possibly going to be voted out? Or is s/he evasive on how they plan to vote on TPP should it be on the floor?

Did they vote yes on fast track last year, or were they silent until the last minute, indicating they were waiting for the last vote to roll in so they could appear to care about constituents?

Lots of shady deals continue to go down and it’s up to us to make sure our children and grandchildren inherit a decent world.

Now is the time to get them all on the record as to whether they support or oppose the TPP. And we need to let them know we expect them to oppose a Lame Duck vote on TPP. FYI: There is never a good time to vote on the TPP.

If not now, when? If not you and I, then who?

Here’s what we must do to make sure we win on TPP:

1–Take the No Lame Duck TPP Pledge here: register/

Join the #NoLameDuckUprising:

Join the TPP Resistance Call every Wednesday:

2– Show Up to make a difference. That’s how we win!

During the election season, we need to attend public forums, write letters to the editor, make office visits and bird-dog our house members at every public event.

Depending on their positions and affiliations, we are going to confront them in order to make a vote for TPP a toxic decision that will haunt them for the rest of their (short) political career.

What do we need?

  • First, it’s good to know how s/he vote on fast track. Here’s the list: If they voted “yes” on fast track, they are a definite target leading up to the election and we will need to let them know they betrayed us, and that they still have time to get it right by committing to vote no on TPP, and opposing a lame duck vote.
  • What issues do our reps care about? Ex: Does s/he vote as Tea Party / Deficit hawk / Jobs / Healthcare / Environmentalist / Business-minded / Care about seniors / sovereignty / etc….
  • We’re including links for both conservative and progressive members of congress. Bring them a few papers. Some fliers work better for some reps and not so much for others. For example, I have a Tea Party Republican as my rep, so I don’t bring him fliers about the environment, but fliers on jobs, trade deficits, sovereignty, and the economy have worked quite well for him. Some of these resources are long informational reports and others are informational fliers and issues papers. Bring in issues papers or fliers along with a personal letter letting your rep know you expect them to stand up for the people they were elected to serve.
  • TPP Links for Conservatives:

Have get-togethers to discuss the ramifications should TPP pass – jobs, economy, environment etc… Break the ice with a short video and then have a discussion. Below are several great informational videos.

Videos on TPP:



Bernie Sanders on TPP: v=kNm1WL89JSc

Good information / a year old–Lori Wallach on Democracy Now:v=KEi4ZqruX6Q

I like this one: v=wFfaItb5elA

  • Brainstorm when to visit your rep’s office to make sure they know TPP is unacceptable.
  • During the election season, Bird-Dogging is a great tactic–attend candidate forums, and be sure to ask your rep how s/he intends to vote on TPP in the Lame Duck Session, but tell them you expect them to speak out against holding a Lame Duck vote.

Fliers: CWA

More CWA Fliers:


Here is an option for those great DNC Stop TPP Signs from the Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice: no-tpp-rally-sign/

TPP Occucards:

Creative actions / Light Brigades / Here’s a good resource for light brigade stuff:


3– Call your members of congress every day

In-district contact: Go to this site, type in your zipcode, then when your rep comes up, click their name and scroll to the bottom to find their local offices: representatives/find/

Phone number for the D.C. Congressional Switchboard:(202) 224-3121 Please CALL your members of Congress NOW and tell them to OPPOSE THE TPP! Tell your rep’s office you want a response.

(202) 224-3121

4–Write letters to the editor and op-eds

Write letters to your local paper. Members of congress read local papers to find out what matters to constituents. Make your letter short, sweet, and to the point. Here’s a link to helpful tips on effective LTEs: tools-for-making-media/

5–Email Your Member of Congress

Here’s a good current email tool from CPA:


Tools for Education

A Better World is Possible

New Rules of the Road:

Refuting Obama’s TPP Rhetoric


Refuting the National Security Argument:

TPP and Food Sovereignty and Safety:

8 Reasons to Vote NO on TPP

AFL-CIO Informational resources:

Article by Zahara Heckscher on TPP and access to medicines:heckscher/congress-you-are-to-blame-for-epipen-prices-3342622518d9#.tfoiu33bo

To find help for successful in-district events, go to: Organizing Resource Hub for TPP resistance resources:

Or: On Flush the TPP: resourcehub/

We have the power to stop the TPP—let’s just do it!

Harriet Heywood-Trade Justice Alliance / People Demanding Action Florida Coordinator"

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Sabal Trail Protest – Electricity blackout protest

Think of the money FPL and Duke Energy would loose if we all just shut our power down for just one day. Heck the weather is becoming cooler and we could do this many times What a great way to show your opposition to the Sabal Trail Pipeline.

It would be no different than what we experience when hurricanes/tropical storms come through.

A Boycott that would cost them millions in revenue and $$ is a corporation’s lifeblood. THIS will get their attention

So on Oct 14 at 8 PM to Oct 15 at 8 AM in EDT please turn off your main breaker at least for 12 hours — say while you are at work or build a bonfire and have family time under the stars.

Your food will stay good in refrigerator and freezer for up to 48 hours as long as you do not keep opening the door.

Please join us in this easy way to say NO SABAL TRAIL PIPELINE.

This idea was created by the folks at Stop Sabal Trail on Facebook.

Here is the link to the event page should you want to join there and read more

​~~ Deb​