SpectraBusters board member Debra Johnson will be a panelist
June 1st Lowndes County Democratic Party monthly meeting
about environmental issues and property rights, 6PM 1 June 2015,
at the Lowndes County Board of Elections office, 2808 North Oak Street,
This topic obviously includes among other issues the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline.
Other panelists will be from the Lowndes County Commission, WWALS, WACE, and SAVE.
Anyone can speak up from the audience,
local TV covered Continue reading Sabal Trail as environmental and property rights issue @ LCDP 2015-06-01 →
The state representative for
Valdosta and parts of
cited their two resolutions and
enumerated lack of need for a pipeline, threatening letters from Sabal Trail, alternative routes
next to a school, ill effects on business
forestry and agriculture
private property valuations,
potential sinkholes due to drilling under the
including on the
anywhere in the fragile karst limestone
containing the Floridan Aquifer,
plus Spectra Energy’s own
say it doesn’t have insurance to cover
the kinds of
safety problems in Spectra’s own history
nor those pointed out by
Southern Natural Gas Company.
Dexter Sharper noted local evidence that
solar power is cheaper and safer,
the Lowndes County Democratic Party
“…we have a moral obligation to leave our children and grandchildren with an earth as safe, beautiful, and majestic as the one bequeathed to us by our parents and grandparents.”
For all these reasons, on behalf of my constituents and the citizens of Lowndes County and the state of Georgia, I oppose the Sabal Trail pipeline anywhere in the County of Lowndes or the State of Georgia.
I urge that FERC reject any permit for the Sabal Trail pipeline, or at the very least move it entirely out of the State of Georgia.
Filed 7 January 2015 with FERC as
Accession Number: 20150107-5100,
“Comment of Dexter Sharper, Georgia State Representative, District 177, under CP15-17.” Continue reading No eminent domain for water-threatening unnecessary Sabal Trail pipeline –GA Rep. Dexter Sharper District 177 →
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 →