A local citizen asks her County Commission to represent its citizens,
not a pipeline company from somewhere else,
in an op-ed in the Suwannee County newspaper today.
Lori McCraney, Suwannee Democrat, 24 December 2015,
Opinion: Suwannee County commissioners lack resolve against Sabal Trail,
Proponents have touted the safety of the Sabal Trail pipeline. This
belies the fact that Spectra Energy, the parent of Sabal Trail, has
one of the worst safety records in the industry. See
to numerous articles regarding Spectra’s safety record.
Alan Lambeth, director of engineering design for
Spectra Energy, Sabal Trail will use the thinnest pipe allowed Continue reading The fracked methane bridge isn’t short enough or safe enough: go renewable energy –Lori McCraney in Suwannee Democrat →
Maybe fossil fuel pipelines aren’t such a lucrative business after all?
Funny how this Spectra downgrade comes right after
the big announcement
EPA proposed methane rules.
Can Spectra Energy CEO Greg Ebel explain this away to investors
three weeks from now?
OPEC driving the price of gas down
energy deals among U.S., China, and Russia tanking the U.S. LNG export market?
Ebel’s got some ‘splainin’ to do.
Faye Duncan wrote for Dakota Financial News 16 January 2015,
Spectra Energy Corp. Cut to “Hold” at Tudor Pickering, Continue reading Spectra stock cut to hold; can CEO Greg Ebel explain 5 Feb 2015? →
EPA regulations are not just for coal anymore, emphasizing that fracked methane pipelines are not the answer:
how about we go straight to sun and wind power?
Today we’ll see how serious president Obama is about methane emissions.
Meanwhile, there’s already
an opportunity to comment on an EPA methane rule proposed in December.
Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian, 13 January 2015,
Barack Obama moves to cut methane emissions by almost half:
Environmental Protection Agency will cut oil and gas industry methane emissions as president seeks to bolster climate legacy,
The new methane rules “ which will be formally unveiled on
Wednesday—are the last big chance for Obama to fight climate
The Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to cut methane
emissions by up to 45% from 2012 levels by 2025, White House
officials told campaigners during a briefing call.
But it was not clear whether the new rules would apply to existing
oil and gas installations, in addition to future sources of carbon
pollution, which could Continue reading Obama to move to cut methane emissions →
FERC’s scoping meetings seem just as much a farce
at the other end of Williams’ Transco pipeline from
the Hillabee Expansion (PF14-6) that would feed Spectra’s Sabal Trail (PF14-1),
Williams is pushing its
Atlantic Sunrise Project
to suck up more Marcellus Shale fracked methane from Pennsylvania
and ship it down here to Alabama, Georgia, and Florida and out through LNG export.
Activists up there videoed several Pennsylvania Scoping Meetings,
so you can see the show for yourself.
Don’t believe me that Atlantic Sunrise is to feed Sabal Trail; believe
Housley Carr in Oil & Gas Financial Journal 17 january 1014,
MIAMI 2017 – MARCELLUS GAS HEADING TO FLORIDA, Continue reading Williams Atlantic Sunrise to feed fracked methane to Sabal Trail: Videos of Scoping Meetings →
What company prints its sustainability report on wind-powered paper,
yet pipes a greenhouse gas
20 times worse than CO2?
Yep, it’s Spectra Energy, also bragging about how
respectful they are to Sabal Trail “stakeholders”.
Selling fracked methane through a 36-inch pipe in a hundred-foot gash
through forests and wetlands with a thousand-foot explosive radius
is like selling cigarettes and claiming you’re for good health.
Tobacco companies can’t get away with that any more,
and why should fossil fuel companies?
On the very last page of a 16-page report,
2013 Sustainability Highlights Report,
Spectra Energy says:
This paper is manufactured using clean, renewable
wind-power energy and carbon offsets for additional savings.
That’s the only mention of wind or renewable energy in the document,
while solar power is not mentioned even once.
And look at Spectra’s Purpose on page 2: Continue reading Sustainable Spectra? Like healthy cigarettes? →
A fossil fuel needle desperately trying to get another fix hit an artery
and leaked oily mud and methane into a creek near Beverly, Ohio,
forcing evacuation of people nearby.
Once again, state agencies had to deal with a problem caused
by a private company.
This collateral damage drew in yet another fracking opponent,
this time one founded by an opponent of the first Superfund.
Dean Narciso wrote for the Columbus Dispatch 8 May 2014,
Shale well leaks during drilling process, forcing evacuations in Morgan County,
A Morgan County shale well being drilled in preparation for fracking
began leaking on Sunday, forcing the evacuation of nearby residents.
State and federal environmental emergency-response teams and the
drilling company finally contained the mess yesterday, but not
before it reached a nearby creek.
The leak was discovered Continue reading Ohio town fracked by well leak →
TransCanada, of the notorious Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline,
is also competing with Spectra Energy for fracked methane export through
an LNG export terminal on the British Columbia coast,
and Spectra just got another approval for its “corridor” for not one
but two giant pipelines to the Pacific Ocean.
Gordon Jaremko wrote for GPI 4 April 2014,
NEB OKs Spectra (Westcoast) Tolls; Major Expansion Planned to Serve Pacific LNG,
Spectra Energy (Westcoast) received approval from the National
Energy Board (NEB) for the stable base of its agenda: a 2014-2015
tolls and tariff settlement with customers of its current capacity
of 3 Bcf/d.
The deal enables the BC grid to focus on a plan aimed at almost
quadrupling its capacity by becoming the principal conduit between
northern shale deposits and proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG)
export terminals on the Pacific Coast.
The settlement was not opposed or even questioned Continue reading Spectra and TransCanada competing in LNG export in British Columbia →
European leaders and the U.S. president are aware of opposition
to fracking, even in Europe.
Robin Emmott and Jan Strupczewski wrote for Reuters 26 March 2014,
Obama tells EU to do more to cut reliance on Russian gas,
U.S. President Barack Obama told the European Union on Wednesday it
cannot rely on the United States alone to reduce its dependency on
Russian energy, as relations with Moscow chill over its seizure of
Crimea from Ukraine.
There is some bad news:
Speaking on a visit Continue reading Protests work, even against TPP, TAFTA, and EU demands for U.S. methane exports after Ukraine →
Received Monday 25 March 2014 as a PDF. -jsq
Three River Estates Property Owners, Inc.
P.O. Box 148
Fort White, FL 32038-0148
Position Statement on Sabal Trail/Spectra Energy Methane Pipeline
The Three River Estates Property Owners (TREPO) Board of Directors
joins with other homeowners and conservation groups in strongly
opposing the placement of the Sabal Trail Methane gas pipeline,
anywhere in the Ichetucknee Springs Basin & Ichetucknee Trace &
surrounding areas. We specifically oppose Continue reading TREPO allies with SpectraBusters and pipeline opponents →
The Congress member for all of the north Florida path of the
proposed Sabal Trail methane pipeline invites you to a Town Hall in Ocala Monday.
Ted Yoho’s facebook page,
Ocala Town Hall
Hosted by Congressman Ted Yoho
6:30-7:30pm Monday 17 March 2014
3733 SW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL
Come join me for a Town Hall meeting on Monday, March 17th at
Westport High School. I’ll be there to give an update on what is
happening in Washington as well as answer any questions or concerns.
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Hope to see you there!
Florida’s Third Congressional District includes part or all of all of the north Florida counties
on the pipeline path: Madison County, Hamilton County, Columbia County, Suwannee County, Gilchrist County, Alachua County, Levy County, and Marion County.
Continue reading Ted Yoho (FL-03) Town Hall in Ocala, FL tomorrow 17 March 2014 →