Semicolons and disjunctive ands vs. propaganda, subterfuge, and fraud
yesterday in Leesburg, GA,
and evidentiary briefs will be received by the judge over the next 20 days.
After patiently listening to Spectra attorneys detail how a 1920s
version of Georgia pipeline eminent domain law had a semicolon
that they claimed separated “in the State of Georgia” from their
pipeline, Judge Smith later remarked that the legislature passing
a bill that removed the semicolon could be used to infer that they
intended to remove the semicolon.
Sabal Trail also tried to argue that the “and” in the same sentence
was a disjunctive that similarly separated.
The judge seemed more interested in the basic question:
does Sabal Trail provide gas to customers within the State of Georgia?
The landowners’ attorney made it even more interesting, referring to Continue reading Grasping at semicolons: Sabal Trail fail in Leesburg →
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.
|Date:||Thursday 10 July 2014||
|Times:||10AM assemble outside
11AM hearing inside
Lee County Courthouse
100 Leslie Highway
Leesburg, Georgia 31763
|Case:||Sabal Trail Transmission v. James E. Bell II and Robert Bell
Case number 14CV208RS
|What:||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 →