WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
Solar power for the Sunshine State will
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From: Wwals Watershed Coalition <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 4:21 PM
Subject: RIN 1901-AB43 and FE Docket No. 17-86-R
Cc: WWALS Watershed Coalition <firstname.lastname@example.org>
WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. Against Small-Scale Natural Gas Exports
The path to U.S. energy independence is to finish the conversion of
energy production from obsolete fossil fuels and nuclear power to
clean, safe, renewable, solar, wind, and water power. Any resources
spent on LNG would be better spent on getting on with real renewable
Proponents of pipelines often claim new pipelines will reduce the
amount of natural gas shipped by road or rail. The Sabal Trail
pipeline through Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, under the
Withlacoochee, Suwannee, and Santa Fe Rivers, demonstrates that is
not the case.
The Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has already
authorized: Continue reading →
We did get more information about the actual odorant out of OSHA than
we ever did out of FERC, and
it’s not pretty:
Slgnal word Danger
H225 : Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
H302 : Harmful if swallowed.
H317 : May cause an allergic skin reaction,
H400 : Very toxic to aquatic life,
H411 : Tox1c to aquatic life wnh long lasting effects.
Supplemental Hazard Statements:
Objectionable odor may cause nausea, headache or dizziness. May displace oxygen and cause Continue reading →
Two years ago the judge in WWALS vs. Sabal Trail & FDEP
insisted that we couldn’t even ask about pipeline safety, because the
Pipeline Safety Act relegates safety concerns of interstate natural gas pipelines
to the federal government, mostly to the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), or maybe to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) during permitting.
Well, neither PHMSA nor FERC were even informed of this chronic stink leak incident, and neither of them did anything about it, nor did any other federal or state agency.
Marion County was left to deal with it unassisted.
WWALS member Janet Barrow told WCJB TV of Gainesville, Florida,
To the Canadian-owned company that now owns Sabal Trail:
rural lives matter.
No eminent domain for corporate gain.
And Houston, you have a problem.
That would be Enbridge of Calgary, Alberta, Canada,
which bought Spectra Energy of Houston, Texas,
which is the builder and operator of the Sabal fracked methane Trail pipeline,
now renamed Sabal Fail by locals.
Let’s try another agency about Sabal Trail’s chronic Mercaptan leaks in Marion County, OSHA:
WWALS members in Marion and Citrus Counties have asked me to write you about this situation,
especially since all the state and federal permitting agencies and PHMSA have done nothing about it.
Sabal Trail did not notify them, and none of them notified any of the local emergency management
departments that are left unassisted to deal with this chronic safety problem.