Citing the GDOT denial of KMI’s Palmetto Pipeline and numerous specific
hazards of Spectra Energy’s proposed Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline
(sinkholes in karst limestone
and a compressor station
next to Albany’s water wells, all for no benefit to Georgia, by a company with a poor safety record),
U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop (GA-02) wrote to FERC (PDF):
I believe that FERC should deny STT’s application for a
Certificate of Public Necessity.
And he told FERC to tell Sabal Trail to stop suing
his constituents for eminent domain.
A year after
Rep. Bishop listened in Albany for two hours to complaints about Sabal Trail,
Dougherty County and
filed followup letters to their resolutions against that pipeline.
Neither FERC nor Sabal Trail answered them,
so their Representative in the U.S. Congress forwarded their
letters with that sharp cover letter.
Three weeks later, FERC still hasn’t even filed his letter in their e-comment system,
much less responded to it.
Just how lawless is FERC, anyway?
Doesn’t a member of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations give them pause? Continue reading Deny Sabal Trail, said U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, and FERC ignored him →
SpectraBusters sent examples of Sabal Trail’s many threats of eminent domain,
in this letter to
Leesburg for the ongoing eminent domain and criminal trespass trial.
Re: Case number 14CV208RS
Judge Rucker Smith
To: Cindy Clark
Civil Deputy Clerk
Leesburg, Georgia 31763
If it please the court,
SpectraBusters, Inc. is a Georgia nonprofit corporation with board
members and other participants in all three states directly affected
by the Sabal Trail proposed pipeline: Georgia, Florida, and Alabama.
The SpectraBusters board voted Monday March 30th 2015 to send this
letter to the court to express our concerns about Sabal Trail’s
attempts to claim Georgia eminent domain long before it tried to
claim customers in Georgia, as well as possible ill effects
throughout the pipeline route, especially in Georgia, if the judge
were to rule in this case for application of Georgia eminent domain.
Even with Sabal Trail’s claimed agreement with the Metropolitan Gas
Authority of Georgia (MGAG),
Sabal Trail is still “a long way” Continue reading Sabal Trail repeatedly sent letters to landowners claiming Georgia eminent domain authority –SpectraBusters to judge →
Lock your gates and call the sheriff and a lawyer if you see any signs
of pipeline trespass, and complain to the state Attorney General,
advises someone dealing with Williams’ Constitution Pipeline,
and since Sabal Trail has already had a criminal trespass trial,
we can’t expect them to be any better.
Just because you’re on holiday the rest of this week,
don’t assume the pipeline company is.
And you’ll probably need an attorney for those
eminent domain lawsuits if Sabal Trail gets a FERC permit,
file your motion to intervene or ecomment today.
Chip Northrup wrote for No Fracking Way,
Pipeline Threatens Then Trespasses, Continue reading Beware pipeline trespassers during holidays →
“According to the Valdosta Daily Times, Sabal Trail went to court this month with a property owner in Lee County for trespassing. The company says they are still studying the area and looking into concerns from citizens.”
Sabal Trail Transmission update,
Brittany Kleinpeter wrote for WTXL 27 July 2014.
If they can’t even survey for it, they can’t build it, which may be why
Andrea Grover just chanted desperately in three newspapers
“the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline is moving forward.”
Nevermind almost everyone who has spoken up about it is against it.
She didn’t say anything about taking your land for
for profit for her company in Houston and for LNG export
that would raise U.S. natural gas prices.
But one thing she did say
is why that can happen with no further permits if this pipeline
should go forward.
Almost everybody opposed the pipeline at the
“more than 50 open houses and public meetings”
Ms. Grover bragged about in
the Orlando Sentinel,
the Suwannee Democrat,
the Moultrie Observer.
She didn’t mention that opposition, but you can
see it for yourself in these Continue reading The evitability of Andrea Grover’s fracked methane pipeline →
This is the response from Larry Rodgers’ attorney, Bill Langdale, to
the eminent domain letter from Sabal Trail’s attorney.
Larry referred to both of these letters
on the Chris Beckham radio show this morning. -jsq
LANGDALE VALLOTTON, LLP
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
A LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP
1007 NORTH PATTERSON STREET
P. 0. BOX 1547
VALDOSTA, GEORGIA 31603
TELEPHONE (229) 244~54OO
FACSIMILE (229) 244-0453
December 4, 2013
Via Overnight Delivery and US. First Class Mail
Matthew J. Calvert, Esq.
Hunton & Williams, LLP
600 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308-2216
RE:||Larry Rodgers Investments, LLC’s Response to Sabal Trail
Transmission, LLC’s (“Sabal Trail”) November 26, 2013 Survey
Permission Request for Natural Gas Pipeline (the “Pipeline“), FERC
Docket No. PF14-1-000, located on Tract No. 3219.000, Parcel Id.
No. 0099 024 in Lowndes County, Georgia (the “Property”)
Dear Mr. Calvert,
PDF of page 1
The undersigned and this law firm represent Larry Rodgers
Investments, LLC (“Rodgers Investments”). We are in receipt of Sabal
Trail’s November 26, 2013 letter referenced above (the “Request”)
requesting to perform certain civil, environmental and cultural
resource surveys on the Property. Rodgers Investments respectfully
denies Sabal Trail’s request to enter the Property for the
reasons set forth below.
Thank you for pointing us to O.C.G.A. § 22-3-88 which addresses the
eminent domain rights of pipeline companies. We agree that the cases
you cite in your letter provide the general rule of law with respect
to survey rights of an entity vested with eminent domain authority.
However, we disagree that Continue reading Any unauthorized entry by Sabal Trail will be treated as trespass by our client –Bill Langdale →