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
It’s time for Florida members of Congress to join the
four Georgia Congressmen
who have told FERC to fix its broken process or deny a permit for Sabal Trail.
Citizens of Florida can petition their members of Congress either by:
Printing and signing a PDF petition from the website of WWALS Watershed Coalition. (Petitions for Georgia and Alabama are also on there.)
Signing online a form put up by Gulf Restoration Network that will send directly to your members of Congress.
SpectraBusters continues to assist these and an increasing Continue reading Petition Florida Congress members to oppose Sabal Trail
Email FERC Commissioners directly, and it still gets filed as an ecomment, as a Thomas County, Georgia resident demonstrated.
And remember FERC could pick
Alternative 3 which goes through Thomas County.
Filed with FERC 1 December 2014 as Accession Number: 20141201-4002,
From: Alton Burns
Date: November 27, 2014 at 10:55:20 PM EST
Subject: Re: PF14-1-000 Sabal Trail Transmission LLC
Dear Chairman LaFleur,
Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC
is seeking a Certificate of Public
Convenience and Necessity for its 300 mile Florida natural gas
pipeline and will submit its preferred pipeline route soon. This
certificate should be denied. When determining the issue of
‘need’, Sabal Trail’s own Draft Resource Report
states: Continue reading Sabal Trail is bullying its way –Alton Burns to FERC Chair
Filed with FERC
21 April 2014. -jsq
April 19, 2014
Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street NE, Room 1A
Washington, DC 20426
RE: Sabal Trail Project: Docket No.PF14-1-000
Continue reading Florida and the public have a fee interest in these lands –Florida Sierra Club to FERC
Florida SE Connection Project: Docket No.PF14-2-000
Hillabee Expansion Project: Docket No. PF14-6-000
A reporter for a major newspaper is calling Spectra on its safety record,
and calling Spectra’s responses “not good enough”!
After thirty years of Spectra safety promises, that’s putting it mildly.
A Maine resident put it this way after the Spectra’s Searsmont compressor blowout: “we were clearly lied to”.
Lauren Ritchie wrote for the Orlando Sentinel today,
Safety record of natural-gas pipeline partner raises concerns,
Spectra Energy Corp. along with FPL’s parent, NextEra Energy, would
bury the 473-mile Sabal Trail pipeline expected to carry 1 billion
cubic feet per day of natural gas to just south of Orlando in
Osceola County, where it would connect to another line for eventual
delivery to FPL in Martin County.
Spectra’s safety record, however, leaves something to be desired.
Take, for example, the company’s Texas Eastern pipeline, a
9,200-mile Spectra project connecting Texas with the markets in the
Between 2006 and 2013, the company had 21 “incidents” along the
line, causing Continue reading Methane pipeline safety record questioned –Lauren Ritchie
“But this isn’t an issue just for tree-huggers.
It’s one that every person who uses water ought to latch on to,”
I added the links and the images below to what
Lauren Ritchie wrote in the Orlando Sentinel yesterday,
Move path for natural-gas pipeline to protect water supply,
Only a relatively small piece of a proposed natural-gas pipeline
that is to cross three states would come through a corner of south
Lake County, but the route is directly through one of the most
environmentally sensitive areas in Florida.
And, unfortunately, the pipeline is to be built by a company whose
safety record is hardly sterling and whose tendency is to stare
silently when asked questions about accidents.
I’d recognize the pipeline company from that description. Continue reading Water supply more important than methane pipeline –Lauren Ritchie