6:30 PM tonight, 5 November 2015 at Albany Technical College.
Gordon Rogers, Flint Riverkeeper and Gretchen Quarterman, WWALS Watershed Coalition
Here’s the EPD Press Release: Continue reading Tonight! Stop the Sinkhole Trail Pipeline at the Public Hearing, Air Quality, Sabal Trail Albany Compressor –GA-EPD 2015-11-05 →
Local TV covered a local political party’s opposition to the methane pipeline.
Winnie Anne Wright wrote for WCTV today,
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission To Hold Public Meetings Concerning Sabal Trail Pipeline,
Some residents of Lowndes County are ready to tell the federal
government exactly how they feel about a natural gas pipeline
running through their back yards.
“The Georgia Democrats feel that there’s a moral obligation to leave
the world as beautiful and majestic as we found it and the pipeline,
it does not do that”, says Gretchen Quarterman, Chairman of the
Lowndes County Democratic Committee.
The WCTV story also quotes Spectra’s Andrea Grover and
gives the particulars of the
Valdosta and Moultrie FERC Scoping Meetings.
It adds this detail:
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is also accepting comments by mail at the following address:
Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street NE, Room 1A
Washington, DC 20426
Here’s the LCDP press release: Continue reading Lowndes County Democratic Party against Sabal Trail on WCTV →
Mike Benard sent this today to Spectra’s Andrea Grover,
copied to a long list of news media and local, state, and federal
elected and appointed officials and employees.
For local background, see
Spectra reps unfamiliar with Spectra fines @ LCC 2013-12-09.
Those of us property owners who are already Spectra Energy
“stakeholders” (the company’s term), want Spectra Energy to be the
best it can be, consistent with its publicly stated commitment to
Stakeholder Engagement, Integrity, Transparency, and
To that end, and regarding your activities as a “Director of
Stakeholder Outreach” on behalf of Spectra Energy’s proposed Sabal
Trail pipeline, property owners in Georgia report that you are
asserting the following at public meetings:
You assert that property owners at
Spectra Energy’s Steckman Ridge compressor facility in Bedford
County, PA are “happy” despite ongoing problems there and a
consistent lack of response from Spectra Energy to its
- FACT: I speak for more than a dozen families who
live next to or near the problematic compressor facility; and your
statement is incorrect and misleading. What facts do you have
to support such a disingenuous allegation? A ring of health,
water and operational complaints surround this facility that began
operations in 2009. Based on unofficial record keeping by
neighbors, there have been nearly 60 shutdowns, blowdowns and
related incidents at the Steckman Ridge compressor station and
underground natural gas storage facility between August 2009 and
the present. And there is much more, as you know.
• You assert that uncontrolled
releases of methane and other hydrocarbons that happen too
frequently at the Steckman Ridge compressor facility are
“normal.” Let’s hope not. Your assertion is
uninformed and misleading.
- FACT: Recall the March 9-10 incident Continue reading Spectra Energy — Be the Best it Can Be –Mike Benard →