A reminder of why to stop pipeline companies from burying investors’ money in the ground and get on with solar power:
the pipeline that exploded in Texas last week was
half owned by Spectra Energy,
the pipeline company behind
Sabal Trail, AIM, Penneast, and numerous other fracked methane invasions
and behind thirty years of undetected corrosion resulting in leaks, explosions, property damage, and deaths.
The pipeline company didn’t detect it and couldn’t even turn it off quickly.
Want to bet that it,
like Spectra’s Pennsylvania explosion last spring, was corrosion?
A very Texas report said “no people or cattle were injured”
and also notice: “The fire is under control and will burn itself out.” Continue reading →
Parents and grandparents buy 529 college savings plans as safe investments,
so VA529 chose poorly in Spectra Energy,
the very risky company behind the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline now plowing through the Floridan Aquifer drinking water of south Alabama, Georgia, and all of Florida and under the Withlacoochee and Suwannee Rivers against growing opposition.
Maybe you’d like to mention that to
Mary G. Morris, the Chief Executive Officer of Virginia529 College Savings Plan,
the biggest mutual fund investor in both Spectra Energy and in Enbridge, which is buying Spectra.
There’s a handy
VA529 contact form or you can call or write:
9001 Arboretum Parkway
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
small, big, huge, and PDF maps from Sabal Trail’s variance request yesterday
to FERC asking for more contractor yards, to
drill under a dam in Terrell County, GA,
and to change its easement on a tributary of Hog Creek (tributary of Okapilco Crek)
in Colquitt County, GA, in
Accession Number: 20161017-5157,
“Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC Request for Notice to Proceed and Variance Request under CP15-17.”
It includes a notice of Administrative Appeal Process by the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, and it looks like the deadline has not expired. Continue reading →
Here are LAKE videos of
the candidates running in the November general election at
“Meet the Candidates”
by the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce September 27th 2016.
It seemed less attended than usual, but that may have been due to the larger venue
of Mathis Auditorium dwarfing the audience.
Each got a few minutes to say something, and nobody took questions.
There were tables with information before they spoke.
The Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline and others already in the county
came up in the
Comprehensive Plan approval discussion, as you can see in these
LAKE Videos from Monday morning; they vote tonight 5:30 PM.
Rivers, creeks, roads, and counties in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, labelled on small, big, huge, and PDF versions of each and every
one of the 527 alignment maps Sabal Trail filed with FERC in April 2016 are
on the LAKE website.
the link for details of what, and how you can help.
Investigative reporting costs money, for open records requests, copying, web hosting, gasoline, and cameras, and with sufficient funds we can pay students to do further research. You can donate to LAKE today!
FDEP is fine with Sabal Trail
boring through the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway in Marion County, FL,
as well as
drilling under Suwannee River State Park in Hamilton and Suwannee County, FL.
For that Greenway,
see the maps shown here (click on any one of them for a larger image),
pulled from Sabal Trail’s Continue reading →