Citizens renamed Sabal Trail the Sinkhole Pipeline because it doesn’t belong in the sinkhole-prone karst limestone of the Floridan Aquifer.
FERC can’t say they weren’t told, since videographers followed them
through all four cities so far; see for yourself.
Albany, Monday 28 September 2015, videos by Thomas Swain
Moultrie, Tuesday 29 September 2015, videos by Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE)
“You tell us you’re sorry and it happens again”, said Continue reading Videos: Citizens against Sabal “Sinkhole” Trail pipeline to FERC in Albany, Moultrie, Valdosta, and Lake City →
Leases and permanent easements to cross the
Chattahoochee River, Flint River, Ochlockonee River, and Withlacoochee River:
that’s what the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Board proposes to
vote on this Wednesday morning, in Atlanta, far from any of the proposed crossings
or the directly affected counties, with no publ ic hearing and minimal public announcement.
You can call them or send them email to ask them not to do that.
Or show up in Atlanta 9AM Wednesday 23 September 2015 and speak; bring a written statement if you do that.
Atlanta metro people, we need you to go to that meeting!
Agenda at this link.
DNR board list
at this link.
DNR didn’t supply any contact information for its board members, but DNR’s
own contact is: Continue reading Call DNR board before Wednesday to stop river land giveaway to Sabal Trail →
Texan and Floridan FERC-enabled
wants Colquitt County
cheap invasion route,
even though that threatens local
property rights, taxes,
while there’s no demonstrated
for the fracked methane nor any definitive plans even to sell it in Georgia,
so the Moultrie city government
opposes the pipeline
that it should at least be put on hold until local concerns
are adequately considered by FERC and GA-EPD.
So both of the counties (Dougherty and Colquitt)
and both of their county seats (Albany and Moultrie)
named by Sabal Trail as needing gas through MGAG
have passed resolutions saying they don’t want the
pipeline at all, along with
Terrell County, Brooks County, Lowndes County, and Valdosta, Georgia,
plus Hamilton County, Florida.
Filed with FERC 6 May 2015 as
Accession Number: 20150506-0008,
“City of Moultrie, Georgia submits a Resolution re the Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC Natural Gas Pipeline etc under PF14-1.” Continue reading At least put Sabal Trail on hold –Moultrie resolution →
An Oregonian thoroughly explodes the standard pipeline script:
“I guess we could stand having a 232-mile IED in our backyard if it
is really benefits the public. But who, exactly, is the public here?”
His Canadian pipeline moguls are actually both from Houston, Texas:
Williams Company with its Washington Expansion Project (WEP)
getting its fracked methane from Spectra Energy’s Westcoast Pipeline.
Oh, this is another Williams pipeline:
Pacific Connector, going to the same Jordan Cover LNG export terminal
The same Williams Company of Transco’s Hillabee Expansion Project
to feed Spectra Energy’s Sabal Trail pipeline.
The same Sabal Trail that’s suing a Georgia Centennial Family Farm
tomorrow in Moultrie, Georgia.
All the pipeline companies seem to follow the same script,
including Kinder Morgan for its Palmetto Pipeline.
And this Oregonian answered for all of us facing pipeline invaders.
Diarmuid McGuire, Ashland Daily Tidings,
22 January 2015,
Guest Opinion: We’re Oregonians, but we’re not stupid, Continue reading Oregon citizen bursts pipeline company talking points →
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 →
A first: a county moves to intervene!
Hamilton County, Florida, which was also the first
to pass a resolution against the pipeline;
a resolution that was instrumental in getting Sabal Trail to move
off the Withlacoochee River in Florida.
All the other counties that have passed resolutions: you can also file motions to intervene.
Filed with FERC 18 December 2014,
Accession Number: 20141218-5333 as
“Motion to Intervene of Hamilton County, Florida Board of County Commissioners under CP15-17.”
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
Docket No. CP15-17-000
Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC
MOTION TO INTERVENE
COMES NOW Hamilton County, a political subdivision of the State of
Florida, identified in Section 7.24, Florida Statutes, by its Board
of County Commissioners (“Intervenor”), pursuant to
Rules 212 and 214 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (the “Commission”),
18 C.F.R. §§ 385.212 and 385.214, Section 15(a) of the Natural Gas
Act (15 U.S.C. § 717n), and moves to intervene as a party to this
proceeding. In support thereof, Intervenor shows as follows:
Continue reading Hamilton County, FL moves to intervene with FERC on Sabal Trail →
Have Dougherty and Colquitt County sold us out to Sabal Trail?
Sabal Trail’s FERC filing seems to say so.
One day after
Sabal Trail filed CP15-17 21 November 2014 in ten submissions with dozens of PDF files.
So Andrea Grover’s “sometime later this year”
turns out to be today.
The first submission alone is 581 pages,
none of which mention any of the words solar or photovoltaic,
nor LNG or export,
according to a PDF search.
A search for privileged finds that, though. Continue reading Sabal Trail formal FERC filing CP15-17 →
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 →
Why would a pipeline company from Houston suffer irreparable harm
if it couldn’t go onto the land of somebody in Georgia?
A judge in one Georgia county bought Sabal Trail’s eminent domain assertions
and now Sabal Trail is citing that to try to get a landowner in Brooks County
to let it on the property to survey for its fracked methane pipeline.
What about private property rights?
The letter dated 12 April 2014 from Sabal Trail
includes this part:
A copy of the Order granting Sabal Trail’s request for injunctive relief,
entered on February 21, 2014,
is enclosed for your review. As you will see, the Order concluded that:
Sabal Trail has the right, incidental to its power of eminent domain,
to enter private property to conduct the Survey Activities.
Delays in conducting the Survey Activities will cause Sabal Trail irreparable harm.
The Survey Activities will not cause substantial harm to the defendant landowners,
nor will the surveys disserve the public interest.
Accordingly, the Order prohibits those landowners from preventing or interfering Continue reading Sabal Trail citing Stewart County injunction in Brooks County, Georgia →
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