Gasland posted on facebook
a picture of an ad against fracking, pipelines, and LNG export
in the New York Times 9 July 2015
by Yoko Ono, Gasland, Food and Water Watch, and many other groups.
sign onto that letter here.
Everything it says applies as much to Alabama, Georgia, and Florida
and the Williams-Spectra-FPL Transco-Sabal Trail-FSC fracked methane pipeline chain as it does to New York and Williams’ “Constitution Pipeline”.
Here are a few excerpts:
By now the whole world knows that Fracking is bad for your health!
It is bad for communities and it is bad for the climate. That is why
I am so glad that New York State and Governor Andrew Cuomo banned
But now we are facing the gas industry who are still trying to Frack
New York. The fracked gas industry wants to build a pipeline that
would cut across New York state like a scar that never heals. It
goes by the ridiculous and Orwellian name “The Constitution
Pipeline”. How dare they!
We cannot allow another poisonous plan for our beautiful state that
we all love.
We must stop fracking, which means we must not transport fracked gas
across our state where it is headed for foreign export markets. The
danger to our homes, is also Continue reading Stopping fracking means stopping pipelines: Yoko Ono et al. in the New York Times →
Lock your gates and call the sheriff and a lawyer if you see any signs
of pipeline trespass, and complain to the state Attorney General,
advises someone dealing with Williams’ Constitution Pipeline,
and since Sabal Trail has already had a criminal trespass trial,
we can’t expect them to be any better.
Just because you’re on holiday the rest of this week,
don’t assume the pipeline company is.
And you’ll probably need an attorney for those
eminent domain lawsuits if Sabal Trail gets a FERC permit,
file your motion to intervene or ecomment today.
Chip Northrup wrote for No Fracking Way,
Pipeline Threatens Then Trespasses, Continue reading Beware pipeline trespassers during holidays →
Update 28 Sep 2014: With details from Bill Huston.
The main point remains:
“Supporting the pipeline proposal as it stands amounts to surrendering our future to the petroleum industry.”
That about sums it up, both for Kinder Morgan’s
Constition Pipeline Northeast Direct project (NED)
through Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts,
and for Spectra and FPL’s Sabal Trail pipeline through Alabama, Georgia,
Parry Teasdale wrote for The Columbia Paper of Ghent, NY 25 September 2014,
EDITORIAL: Stop this pipeline,
The proposed pipeline would reportedly run beneath 55 private
properties in Columbia County if it’s approved by federal
regulators. The property owners would have to grant rights of way to
the company. Neither the towns nor the county could intervene.
The editorial doesn’t really buy that last: it laster asks
local governments to intervene.
Opponents say that property values along and nearby Continue reading Stop this Pipeline –Columbia Paper not buying the script →
seen it here in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida,
and our allies from New York went to FERC in DC to
sing it: FERC’s a rubberstamp machine!
We all know FERC’s a Rubber Stamp Machine!
Video by NY Friends of Clean Air and Water
We all know FERC’s a Rubber Stamp Machine!
(Federal Energy Regulatory Commission)
Recorded the 1 May 2014 (day of Minisink trial at the DC Circuit Court of Appeals).
We’re here at FERC to have our say
So listen closely, don’t walk away
This is your country It’s yours to save Continue reading Song: We all know FERC’s a Rubber Stamp Machine! →
If FERC needs to consider an interstate highway route for the Constitution
Pipeline through Pennsylvania and New York State,
it also needs to consider running down I-75 through Georgia and Florida
for the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline.
Just as numerous state and federal agencies insisted on that in New York
and Pennsylvania, state agencies in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida
and the same federal agencies can insist on the same for the Transco ->
Sabal Trail -> FSC 100-foot-wide gash to the sea.
Joe Mahoney wrote for The Daily Star 17 April 2014,
EPA deems pipeline study ‘insufficient’,
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has concluded that a draft
report on the environmental impacts of the proposed Constitution
Pipeline is “insufficient,” and that a potential option
of co-locating the transmission line along Interstate 88 “has Continue reading Pipeline EIA insufficient without interstate highway option –EPA →
may yet be held accountable by the citizens,
and by other government agencies and courts that are
by the industries they regulate like FERC.
Sane Energy Project posted 4 May 2014,
Reportback: The Minisink Hearing, or, FERC Gets a Clue,
A court officer was asked if similar hearings were always as
crowded. “Never,” he said.
This is a trend that’s building. Before Spectra, the average number
of interveners on any project was about 19. Now, it’s typical for
there to be 300-500 interveners, and for thousands of comments to be
filed. Lately, activists are getting under FERC’s skin even more,
showing up repeatedly at hearings, Commission meetings, and soon, a
rally in front of their offices.
Ted Glick, coordinator for
Cheseapeake Climate Action Network, one
of the main groups fighting the Cove Point LNG export terminal in
said, Continue reading FERC hearing packed by activists →