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.
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.
Photo: Molly Minta.
An oak tree is felled by Sabal Trail construction workers.
Months before the town considered bankruptcy in 2013, residents of
Dunnellon began to receive letters from a company called Sabal Trail
Transmission. The letters were an introduction and explained why the
company was coming to the area: to build a natural gas pipeline and
compressor station. The letters were part of the first step in the
process of getting a pipeline approved.
Only landowners within 600 feet of the pipeline received a letter,
so not many people in Dunnellon are aware of it. But the ones who
are fear it could completely disrupt their way of life.
The pipeline will pass within a mile of the Rainbow River; residents
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People and news media turned out from Florida and Georgia at the Withlacoochee River US 84 bridge in cross-state-line solidarity about the Sabal Trail pipeline
and its recent drilling mud leak.
They heard the Georgia Water Coalition announce that Sabal Trail is,
for the third year running, on the Dirty Dozen 2016.
Sierra Club Campaign Organizer Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson has taken the Lake City pipe yard ball and run with it. Monday she got TV coverage at that illicit Sabal Trail storage yard for 36-inch fracked gas pipe, and today she’s called a press conference and protest there.
Plus Sierra Club has filed two legal actions.
Here’s how you can help.