Science Matters, Even To Sabal Trail

Sinkholes, springs, and caves abound where Spectra Energy wants to gouge its yard-wide Sabal Trail pipeline through the heart of the Florida Springs Heartland, wrote a Practicing Geologist WWALS member to FERC, following up on his testimony in WWALS v Sabal Trail & FDEP.

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Sabal Trail Pipeline needs easements granted by the DNR Board to pass under key southwest and south-central Georgia rivers and creeks. Elsewhere in Georgia, over to the east and on the coast, Gov. Deal’s DOT recently blocked the use of eminent domain for a gas and diesel pipeline.


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An advocacy group from Georgia has filed a petition to challenge a Florida Department of Environmental Protection permit for the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline.

The $3 billion pipeline will run from Tallapoosa County in Alabama to Osceola County in Central Florida. It will cross 13 Florida counties, including Alachua, Hamilton, Madison, Suwannee, Gilchrist, Levy, Marion, Sumter, Lake, Polk, Osceola, Orange and Citrus.

The petition was filed by the WWALS Watershed Coalition, which is focused on the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little and Upper Suwannee rivers in Georgia and Florida. The DEP general counsel will now review the petition and decide whether to allow it to proceed to the state Division of Administrative Hearings.

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A third natural gas pipeline is in the works for Florida.  But, even as the power companies pushing the plan tout the need for increased natural gas in the state, questions are being raised about the company actually building the pipeline.

The $3 billion Sabal Trail Pipeline will stretch from Alabama to Orange County.  The plan is backed by FP&L and Duke Energy; the main electric providers in Central Florida.  The pipeline will be built by Houston-based company Spectra Energy.

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A conservation group seeking to stop the proposed 465-mile Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline from boring under the iconic Suwannee River has now been granted its request for a hearing.

Read about it in the Palm Beach Post

Opposition to the Sabal Trail Continues. Brian Bolves offers this information for you

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Sen. Marco Rubio previewed a potential 2016 presidential run in his new book, American Dreams, by outlining several policy positions — including a push for energy independence and a distaste for industrial regulation.

Local governments understand the real threats that the Sabal Trail Pipeline poses to residents, citizens and landowners. They are beginning to take action in Florida and Georgia.  Read this:

LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) –Lowndes County is officially in opposition to the proposed Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline.

The pipeline would run from Alabama down to Florida and would pass through the Southwestern portion of Lowndes County, as well as portions of several other South Georgia counties.

County commissioners adopted a resolution opposing the pipeline at their meeting Tuesday night.

“Primarily, the decision to move forward with the resolution had everything to do with property rights and the citizens here in Lowndes County and how they will be able to use or not use their property once the pipeline goes onto their property,” said Lowndes County Commission Chairman Bill Slaughter.

Dougherty County and Terrell County have also adopted similar resolutions.