Gone viral and now a big issue in the Florida governor’s race:
Broward Bulldog, Tampa Bay Times, Time.com, Florida Democratic Party, WFTV, YouTube, Rachel Maddow’s producer, and Climate Progress, all from
the Miami Herald story
revealing FL Gov. Rick Scott owned shares in Spectra Energy before
his appointees approved its Sabal Trail pipeline.
Maybe you’d like to mention this corruption scandal at the
Climate Rally and EPA hearings in Atlanta Tuesday next week.
a press conference 11AM this morning at the Orange County Courthouse
in Orlando, Florida.
Tampa Bay Times picked up 21 July 2014 in
The FPL-Rick Scott investment connection
Dan Christensen wrote for the Broward Bulldog 21 July 2014,
Rick Scott privately profited in FPL pipeline deal approved by governor’s appointees,
Before the story, here’s the governor’s whole statement: Continue reading Gone national and press conference this morning: FL Gov. Rick Scott pipeline share ownership →
If they can’t even survey for it, they can’t build it, which may be why
Andrea Grover just chanted desperately in three newspapers
“the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline is moving forward.”
Nevermind almost everyone who has spoken up about it is against it.
She didn’t say anything about taking your land for
for profit for her company in Houston and for LNG export
that would raise U.S. natural gas prices.
But one thing she did say
is why that can happen with no further permits if this pipeline
should go forward.
Almost everybody opposed the pipeline at the
“more than 50 open houses and public meetings”
Ms. Grover bragged about in
the Orlando Sentinel,
the Suwannee Democrat,
the Moultrie Observer.
She didn’t mention that opposition, but you can
see it for yourself in these Continue reading The evitability of Andrea Grover’s fracked methane pipeline →
FPL and Spectra could lose, because many organizations and individuals
don’t want dirty methane pipelines when we can go straight to conservation,
efficiency, and solar and wind power.
Kevin Spear wrote for the Orlando Sentinel
19 January 2014
Pipeline to bring natural gas to state,
Florida Power & Light Co. is on the cusp of getting the pipeline it
has long wanted to carry natural gas from elsewhere in the nation to
Central and South Florida to run the utility’s power plants.
But the proposed $3.6 billion project, which FPL hopes to start
using in 2017, has drawn mixed responses from even groups that are
Among them, Audubon Florida lauds natural gas as cleaner than coal
when burned by power plants, while
Sierra Club Florida opposes the
line as likely to ensure that the state becomes further addicted to
the fuel at the expense of developing solar power.
Other negative reactions include:
Contention by many environmentalists that the use of natural gas on
the whole — from drilling to consuming — is as damaging
to the environment as the use of coal.
Concerns that the route of the proposed pipeline is potentially
harmful to Florida wetlands and aquifers.
Criticism from some environmental groups that Continue reading Even many FPL allies oppose new methane pipelines →