100% funded by the industries it “regulates”,
but apparently there’s at least one independent judge left,
and FERC loses for persecuting the public it’s supposed to represent.
BXE, 30 August 2015,
Judge Faults FERC, Acquits Beyond Extreme Energy Activist,
A member of Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) who was arrested inside the
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission building in May and charged
with illegal entry was declared not guilty last week (Aug. 20) in a
bench trial before Judge John F. McCabe Jr. in D.C. Superior Court.
In acquitting Laura Gubisch, Continue reading FERC loses: Judge acquits Beyond Extreme activist
How desperate is the pipeline industry getting?
One has gone so far as to demand a court grant it veto power over public open records.
Kala Kachmar, Montgomery Advertiser, 17 September 2014,
Alagasco sues Advertiser to stop use of pipe safety plan,
Alabama Gas Corporation has taken legal action to attempt to stop
the Montgomery Advertiser from publishing or writing about the
company’s document that outlines a plan to ensure the safety of gas
The document, Alagasco’s Distribution Integrity Management Plan
(DIMP), was obtained in June through a public records request to the
Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC), which oversees the state’s
All gas companies are
required by the federal Pipeline and Hazardous
Materials Safety Administration to file a plan that assures pipeline
safety and integrity with the state entity that oversees utility
The regulation requires Continue reading A methane pipeline company sues a newspaper about publishing open records
Landowners countersue fracked methane pipeline company; supporters converge on Leesburg, GA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Valdosta, July 8th 2014 — As far as 400 miles from Hendry County, Florida,
people converge Thursday to support landowners in Lee County, Georgia
as they countersue Sabal Trail Transmission
about surveying without permission for a huge 36-inch fracked methane
pipeline on a hundred-foot right of way.
Watershed groups including WWALS watershed coalition and Our Santa
Fe River will be there, representing all the major tributaries of the
Suwannee River, in this peaceful assembly to oppose the pipeline. Continue reading Pipeline opponents converge on Leesburg, GA to help landowners countersue
A landowner is suing Sabal Trail Transmission for going on their land
after being told not to. It’s a public hearing, so interested parties
can come from anywhere to attend in a peaceful, lawful assembly.
Update 2014-07-08: See press release.
If the place or date gets changed, everyone is invited to come anyway.
|Thursday 10 July 2014
|10AM assemble outside
11AM hearing inside
Lee County Courthouse
100 Leslie Highway
Leesburg, Georgia 31763
|Sabal Trail Transmission v. James E. Bell II and Robert Bell
Case number 14CV208RS
|Alabamians, Georgians, Floridians, and everyone
opposed to this unnecessary fracked methane pipeline,
here is an opportunity to show you don’t want
this hazardous destruction of the environment and
property rights so a few companies can profit
at everyone else’s expense.
You can also do some of these other things: Continue reading Peaceful Assembly at Pipeline Trial, Leesburg, GA, July 10th 2014