“Once the court officially returns the matter to FERC, the
pipeline should cease operations while FERC undertakes the new
analysis,” wrote Elly Benson, lead
attorney for the case Sierra Club just won against Sabal Trail.
She summed up: ”Instead of sacrificing our communities and
environment to build unnecessary pipelines that “set up
surefire profits” for pipeline companies at the expense of
captive ratepayers, the focus should be on transitioning to clean
renewable energy and energy efficiency—especially in the
Sunshine State. Forcing federal agencies to grapple with the true
climate impacts of dirty fossil fuel projects is a big step in the
She leads off this fourth in a WWALS news roundup series
3) about that case, followed by Gordon
Rogers, Flint Riverkeeper, another party to the case.
WWALS is not a party to that case and does not speak for the
parties, so I can be a cheerleader for them. Shut it down! Let the sun rise!
How many pipelines do we want? None!
When do we want them? Never!
—WWALS at the Sabal Trail Suwannee River crossing, 15 August 2015.