Take a stand against the the pipeline –Karen Noll

Received today on Spectra reps unfamiliar with Spectra fines @ LCC 2013-12-09. -jsq

Take a stand against the the pipeline by sending in your comment to FERC.gov. At the website you eRegister and they send you an email. Once registered you can submit a comment on docket # PF14-1. Find below an example of a comment, feel free to copy any or all as you please:

Sabal Trail pipeline proposal poses a significant safety threat to our community through accidents. Leaks from such pipelines in the US have caused explosions and have destroyed homes and killed people 29 times this year alone. Since the proposed pipeline is much larger than any of these recent explosions, a pipeline of 36 inch radius could do extreme damage if such an accident should occur in the Lowndes county area where it is proposed. Not only those living near the pipeline but residences and businesses within a mile radius of the pipeline are at risk.

Spectra has a record of violations leading to more than $50 million in fines and more than $8 million in property damage. Therefore, Spectra’s proposal represents a significant risk to our community and our residents.

Even the installation of such a pipeline would be devastating to the local environment and to the property values of the land owners directly impacted and the surrounding properties.

Not only is Sabal Trail pipeline a bad idea for the property owners and the residence it would negatively impact the environment by putting at risk numerous endangered species; gopher tortoises, fox squirrels, and red caucated woodpecker, in our area.

In addition, 7 counties in Georgia would be impacted by this proposed pipeline and no one in Georgia would benefit from the product being piped through it. We take all the risk and have NO benefit.

Finally, this gas pipeline as with every other pipeline supports the destruction of clean water and clean air that occurs when hydrofracking is implemented to extract natural gas from the shale. Homes and lives are lost through this dangerous and extremely hazardous extraction method. As a resident of Georgia I do not support hydro Fracking and its danger to water, soil and air as I do NOT support the proposed pipeline through my community of Lowndes County.

-Karen Noll December 16, 2013 at 7:44 pm