Especially preventable after Sabal Trail’s river easements
went down in flames in a historic vote by the Georgia House last week.
L. Elliott Jones, Albany Herald, 28 March 2016,
L. ELLIOTT JONES: Construction of Sabal Trail pipeline is not inevitable
GUEST COLUMNIST: Efforts are still under way to prevent the construction of the gas pipeline,
Carlton Fletcher’s story, “Dougherty County leaders OK
inevitable agreement on pipeline” on March 21, presented only
one part of the current story on the Sabal Trail pipeline. There are
two schools of thought on the Sabal Trail pipeline: those who
believe construction of the pipeline is inevitable, and those who
believe the pipeline can and should be prevented, and are working
hard to do so. No one, in either group, believes it is needed in
Continue reading Construction of Sabal Trail pipeline is not inevitable –L. Elliott Jones
Sabal Trail has not met its burden of proof of need,
and its pipeline would be hazardous to environment
and safety, resolved the Dougherty County Commission Monday.
And now news media call it the “the pipeline fight” and the “controversial pipeline”.
Visitors to Albany tell me people now bring up the pipeline unprompted
very bad media week for Sabal Trail continues to get worse this week.
Franklin White, WFXL, 27 October 2014,
Another step in the pipeline fight,
Continue reading Dougherty County passed a resolution against the Sabal Trail pipeline
Officials say in the past year they’ve written four letters to Sabal
Trails on behalf of Dougherty County citizens and businesses.
They say after the September meeting when Sabal Trail officials came
to Dougherty County to explain why they chose SWGA to build the
pipeline, County Commissioners found pipeline would do more harm
Dougherty County Attorney Spencer Lee says, “they found there is no
need for it and it’s likely to harm the environment and our
socio-economic and culture activities.”
Here are two news reports (oddly, WALB doesn’t seem to have filed one) on
yesterday’s listening session with U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop (GA-02).
These are brief extracts; there’s more in each article.
Cody Long wrote for Fox 31 yesterday,
Deadline nears to hear pipeline comments,
There were about 50 people who showed up to the Government Center in
downtown Albany. Some voiced their concerns to commissioners and the
congressman about the Sabal Trail Transmission Gas Pipeline Project.
The pipeline would run through 24 miles of Dougherty County and
would be capable of transporting up to one billion cubic feet of
natural gas each day.
However, it would run through portions of privately owned land which Continue reading News about yesterday’s Sanford Bishop pipeline listening session in Albany, GA
A bit of publicity about pipeline opposition.
Carlton Fletcher wrote for the Albany Herald Friday 1 Nov 2013,
‘Spectrabusters’ opposes 465-mile Alabama-Georgia-Florida natural gas pipeline:
A proposed natural gas pipeline through Dougherty County could distribute a billion cubic feet of gas daily,
noting under a pipeline map,
The proposed Sabal Trail Pipeline could potentially come through a portion of Dougherty County.
The story did not include this
Spectra map of Dougherty County:
In the Albany Herald story:
But if a determined and growing list of landowners in Georgia,
Florida and Alabama have a say in the matter, no Spectra
Energy-financed shovelful of earth will ever be turned.
A grassroots group calling itself Spectrabusters has grown from
common concern over issues surrounding the Sabal Trail Pipeline, and
the group clearly states its platform on the spectrabusters.org
website: “This site is dedicated to sharing information about
the pipeline and working with people from across the area to make
sure this unnecessary pipeline is never built.”
website is Continue reading SpectraBusters in Albany Herald