Seen southbound on I-75: a truck carrying Methane Refrigerated Liquid, highly flammable, evacuate up to 1/2 mile downwind if broken. Wait, wasn’t Sabal Trail supposed to eliminate the need for such trucks?
Who knows the Ockolocoochee River? No, not the Ochlockonee River; that’s a bit to the west. You do know the Ockolocoochee River as the Little River, of the Withlacoochee, of the Suwannee. Here is news from 1889 that also includes the boat that didn’t survive from Troupville to Ellaville, which was apparently not a paddlewheel steamer.
Atlanta Constitution, January 29, 1889, Pg 12., quoted in Ray City History Blog, 18 October 2010, More About Troupville, GA and the Withlacoochee River,
THE WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER.
VALDOSTA, Ga., January 19. -[Special.]- Away up near the northern limit of the great wiregrass section there is a big cypress swamp. They call them bays there. From this bay emerges Continue reading
Received January 8, 2018. I think this is the last workshop, so if you haven’t been to one….
Good Afternoon Everyone,
This email is a quick reminder to attend the 4th Regional Plan Update Workshop in the City of Douglas, Georgia, on:
January 18th, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 12:30p
City of Douglas City Hall,
224 East Bryan Street, Douglas, GA 31533,
This fourth workshop will cover the following topics: Continue reading
If you haven’t been to one, here’s another chance to get your input into the SGRC regional comprehensive plan.
When: 10AM to 12:30 PM, Thursday, December 7, 2017
Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce,
100 Central Avenue, Tifton, GA 31793
What: 3rd Regional Plan Update Workshop
The notes in red look familiar.
Reminder received yesterday: Continue reading
I still want to know which river that is, under “(2) Areas Requiring Special Attention Defining Narrative; Threatened Regionally Important Resources&rdquo. And what I already sent SGRC for WWALS is below this reminder message. Received yesterday:
A quick reminder for our 1st Regional Plan Update Workshop on:
September 21st, 2017 9:30a to 12:30p
Valdosta SGRC Offices at 327 W. Savannah Ave
The first workshop will cover the following topics:
- Review the existing issues and opportunities within the Region and determine whether they are Continue reading
The Google map of locations on Old Coffee Road was used by many of the early settlers of south central Georgia, including in the watersheds of the Willacoochee, Alapaha, Withlacoochee, and Little Rivers and Okapilco Creek. It crossed all those and other waterways by ford or private ferry: there were no bridges back then.
Follow this link for the interactive google map.
The Georgia Historical Commission erected markers at half a dozen locations in the 1950s and 1960, reading: Continue reading
Sent in PDF via email today.
August 2, 2017
Georgia Public Service Commission
244 Washington Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334-9052
Re: Electric cars and solar power are here now; South Carolina cancels its nuclear project
Dear Public Service Commissioners and Staff,
Since my letter of July 23, 2017, asking you to stop cost overruns for Plant Vogtle and to require Georgia Power again to buy more solar power,1 there have been major developments that further indicate the desirability of these actions.
Tesla is now shipping its Model 3, which many consider the Model T of the electric car industry, affordable not just to executives, but to the masses. New York City changed in thirteen years from all but one horse-drawn carriages to all but one automobiles in its Easter Parade: 1900 to 1913,2 and not much longer for the rest of the country, after the Ford Model T shipped in 1908.
We’re well past 1900 in the electric vehicle revolution, and that is a rapidly growing market for solar panels on business and house roofs.
In The Hill yesterday:3
South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCE&G) and state-run Santee Cooper both said Monday they would suspend their plan to build two nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer power plant northwest of Columbia.
The companies cited Continue reading
No, Ms. Grover, your pipeline is not a job generator for Florida, Georgia, or Alabama, and yes, you’ve slipped your schedule.
“Florida is swarming with protests, like an antbed stirred up by a 600-mile pipeline stick,” John S. Quarterman, president, WWALS Watershed Coalition
You know what would bring economic benefits to the Sunshine State? Solar power, which already employs more people than coal, oil, and natural gas combined, which produced 1 in 20 new jobs last year, and last year solar power produced more new electricity than any other source.
Ms. Grover is paid to picture that fossil-fuel cash-out in the best possible light. Yet once you know the actual facts, it looks more like the Picture of Dorian Gray.
“How sad it is! I shall grow old, and horrible, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young. It will never be older than this particular day of June…. If it were only the other way! If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old! For that—for that—I would give everything! Yes, there is nothing in the whole world I would not give! I would give my soul for that!” —Dorian Gray, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde
Joseph A. Mann Jr., FloridaBulldog.org, 23 March 2017, With help from investor-Gov. Scott, Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline looks to open in June, Continue reading
Good questions by Janet Barrow. Who has answers?
March 13, 2017 at 4:55 pm
Look at the first photo — “Sabal Trail north from I-75 to the Withlacoochee (south) River.” This shows the hydrostatic discharge point for Spread 5 (at least the site they reported that they will use) and the withdrawal point for Spread 6. Coordinates are: 28°52’47.99″N, 82°5’39.69″W
Thanks to Mark Skogman’s long lens on the Southwings flight for WWALS, we can zoom in on that spot.
Janet BarrowContinue reading
March 13, 2017 at 5:07 pm
Update again 2017-03-13:
- Gum Springs 3,000 feet from Sabal Trail and lower flow @ WWALS 2017-02-07
- Sabal Trail hydrostatic test pond at I-75 @ WWALS 2017-02-07
Sabal Trail north from I-75 to the Withlacoochee (south) River.
The Villages is about six miles northeast of where Sabal Trail crosses I-75 just north of FL-44.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!Continue reading