Tomorrow this morning (Thursday July 14th 2016) Sabal Trail is on the agenda
of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)
for permission to use conservation easements
for its fracked methane pipeline.
How does this square with Sabal Trail’s assertions that it already has all the permits it needs?
The irony of meeting for this in West Palm Beach, a stone’s throw from
four already-approved LNG export operations at the end of the Sabal Trail pipeline chain in Martin County.
How does profit for a pipeline company from Houston and LNG export to Asia square with the mission of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection?
If you’re in the area, please write, call, or go, before or by 9AM tomorrow morning to oppose these easements and put a kink in Sabal Trail’s pipeline. Continue reading
Update 2017-05-18: Salt water intrusion inland is worse than you think, including the “Apalachicola salinity feature” up to the GA-FL line and east through Lowndes County, with a special additional brackish Valdosta feature. See Revised Hydrogeologic Framework of the Floridan Aquifer System 2016-03.
Update 2016-02-22: Fixed URLs for DEP files.
Salt water and other solids are coming up in Florida wells far inland from the sea, right up to the state line, and it probably doesn’t stop there. The problem is worse on the coasts and in south Florida, but north central Florida is not immune, judging by these preliminary maps by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Likely culprits would seem to include overpumping. Continue reading