In April 2014 the Groveland, Florida City Council unanimously
voted to ask FERC
to move the Sabal Trail pipeline off of private property
and the Green Swamp and onto Florida state lands.
The vote is recorded in their
minutes of April 21, 2014:
Resolution 2014-04-06: Sabal Trail Transmission Line
Motion to approve
Vice Mayor James Smith,
Council Member John Griffin.
Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary:
Yes = 5).
The text of the resolution is in their
agenda packet: Continue reading Resolution against Sabal Trail pipeline –Groveland, FL 2014-04-21 →
Opposition to the Sabal Trail pipeline may be having more widespread effects.
The same day
FERC told Sabal Trail to pay attention to karst limestone sinkhole opposition,
Duke announced it wasn’t going to “modernize” that plant.
Two days later,
Sabal Trail told one of that opposition that it was considering
moving its Suwannee River crossing upstream, that is, away from Duke’s
Ivan Penn wrote for Tampa Bay Times 26 August 2014,
In flip-flop, Duke Energy will buy existing power plant, not build one, Continue reading Duke withdraws Suwannee and Polk plant plans →
Tuesday May 27th Duke plans to file with FL PSC
for approval to use Sabal Trail fracked methane at its former
Crystal River nuclear site in Citrus County, Florida,
and apparently for two other Duke plants in Suwannee County and Polk County.
The Citrus County Commissioners have a Comprehensive Plan change for Duke on their agenda for
day, May 27th, for a Public Hearing June 10th.
We already knew last December
that Duke’s usual spokesman said Sabal Trail “plans to provide the gas” for Duke’s plant,
which explains why Sabal Trail proposed last November a Citrus County Pipeline
that goes right to Duke’s site.
And now we have further confirmation.
current top news story is by Robby Douglas in Citrus Daily 15 May 2014,
Duke to build natural gas plant here, close coal plants, Continue reading Duke gas plants to be fueled by Sabal Trail fracked methane →