Writing directly to the FERC Commissioners,
these representatives stand up for the people against
pipeline company greed.
For immediate release: Friday, October 23, 2015
Contact: Max Gigle, 202-225-3631
PROPOSED SABAL TRAIL RAISES ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, HEALTH CONCERNS
CONGRESSMAN BISHOP AND GEORGIA HOUSE DEMOCRATS DEMAND ALTERNATIVES
ALBANY, GA — Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02)
spearheaded a letter with Congressmen John Lewis (GA-05), Henry
‘Hank’ Johnson Jr. (GA-04), and David Scott (GA-13) to the Federal
Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) raising concerns regarding Sabal
Trail’s application for a certificate of public convenience and
necessity to construct a 516-mile-long, 36-inch-diameter natural gas
pipeline through Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. The letter
especially cites the proposed location of the pipeline and an
accompanying compressor station in Albany, Georgia, which is located
in Dougherty County. The proposed location raises serious
environmental justice issues that have not been fully addressed by
FERC in its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the
Congressman Bishop, as well as Representatives Lewis, Scott, and
Johnson, are members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), which
has highlighted issues of environmental justice. The Environmental
Protection Agency defines environmental justice as, Continue reading Four Congress members demand Sabal Trail move off of Albany, GA →
This is See also the Dougherty County Commission letter referenced in the
WFXL news story.
Remember, you can still
ecomment to FERC and
ask Governor Deal to oppose Sabal Trail
like he opposes the Palmetto pipeline.
Filed with FERC 21 July 2015 as
Accession Number: 20150721-5039,
“Comment of City of Albany responding to Sabal Trail’s letter dated July 16, 2015 under CP15-17.”
City of Albany
POST OFFICE BOX 447
DOROTHY B. HUBBARD
MAYOR Continue reading Extend the Sabal Trail comment period for up to 90 days –Albany, GA to FERC →
Where are the rest of our County Commissions with their concerns about
Sabal Trail suing their citizens, drilling test wells, and preparing
to bore under our rivers, fields, forests, and near our schools and homes?
You can still
contact them, and Governor Deal,
and ecomment to FERC.
this link to the text of the Albany letter
and here’s news by Tracey Smith, WFXL, 20 July 2015,
County commissioners take united stand against Sabal Trail,
At Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting, every board member
signed a letter to send to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
While members of the board have Continue reading Bad new compressor location, and need 90 days more comment period –Dougherty County Commission to FERC →
Nobody says it better than Dougherty County native Gloria Gaines,
this time at the protest last Saturday at the Albany Sabal Trail office.
This is a terrible imposition on this majority African-American community….
It is a terrible environmental justice against this community.
And I’m just happy to see all the people out here today,
because they clearly understand: if we don’t want this in our
community, that we must stand up and say so….
This is our beloved Dougherty County and we’re
all fighting Continue reading This compressor station is a terrible injustice against this community –Gloria Gaines 2015-07-11 →