Thanks to Steve Nichols for having me on The Morning Drive with Steve Nichols, 105.9FM WVGA. We talked about water trails, paddle races, and the Sabal Trail pipeline federal eminent domain jury trials, which were being settled as we spoke. Also we hear the Naylor Boat Ramp will be finished soon by Lowndes County.
As I asked Steve about the three jury trials:
This is about federal eminent domain for the Sabal Trail pipeline.
SN: That’s right.
Now they already built the pipeline. But for these landowners, they sued them for the eminent domain. They do not have a written agreement with the landowners. They have not paid them a cent. But they already built the pipeline. Does that sound right to you?
SN: They just went right through their land, without a settlement, without any conclusion there?
jsq: That’s right.
SN: No, that don’t sound right.
How about you? Does it sound right to you?
The results of those trials are in another post of that same day.
Here’s the video:
Video: Paddle races, water trails, and Sabal Trail jury trials; Suwannee Riverkeeper on WGOV Radio
Video by Jonn S. Quarterman for WWALS Watershed Coalition (WWALS),
Steve and I talked about safety, a topic prohibited from discussion in the jury trials.
It turns out Steve and I agree that corporate greed is a problem, and corporate personhood should be revoked.
We also talked about:
- Three federal eminent domain Sabal Trail jury trials start in Valdosta that started today (Monday September 10) Sabal Trail lost the last one a couple of months ago, and lost another one in Florida a couple of months before that.
- Alapaha River Water Trail (ARWT):
- WWALS is doing water quality testing training 1PM Sunday Sept. 16, 2018. This is part of the water quality testing program we are starting.
Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail (WLRWT):
- In the spring we have the BIG Little River Paddle Race at Reed Bingham State Park, which next year will be April 27, 2019.
- Plus we’re starting a fall paddle race, WWALS Boomerang, from Langdale Park down to newly-rediscovered Sugar Creek Landing (near the Y on Gornto Road) and back up.
- And, just decided Sunday, Paddle Georgia will be bringing 300 of our closest friends to paddle from Troupville Boat Ramp on the Little River all the way down the Withlacoochee and Suwannee Rivers to Mayo, Florida, for five days starting June 14, 2019.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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