Daily Archives: September 10, 2015

WWALS at Valdosta-Lowndes Tourism Authority 2015-09-22

WWALS will present its activities at the Tourism Authority for the most populous city and county in WWALS’ watersheds.

When: 8AM Tuesday September 22nd 2015

Where: Gazebo 2 room
James H. Rainwater Conference Center
1 Meeting Place
Valdosta, GA 31601

Host: Valdosta – Lowndes County Conference Center & Tourism Authority

Who: WWALS President John S. Quarterman will speak

What: He will give the Tourism Authority Board a brief summary of what’s transpired in the WWALS world in the way of positive developments since November with this non-profit entity in its work that also benefits quality of life and tourism, including: Continue reading

Sabal Trail in most vulnerable area of the Floridan Aquifer –Orlando Sentinel

Orlando is just as affected as the Suwannee River by risks of the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline proposed by Spectra Energy of Houston, Texas. You can protest to FL-DEP, FERC, and your local, state, and federal elected and appointed officials, and to the news media.

Mary Shanklin, Orlando Sentinel, 9 September 2015, Natural-gas pipeline to Florida draws environmental concerns,

The Sabal Trail Pipeline has drawn opposition from a Florida group affiliated with WWALS Watershed Coalition Inc., which is based in Georgia. A chief concern is that the pipeline could impact Florida waterways and the drinking-water supply, said John S. Quarterman, director of the Florida and Georgia WWALS groups.

This is according to evidence FL-DEP itself sent to FERC in March 2014, showing the proposed pipeline path going through the most vulnerable area of the Floridan Aquifer, which as you can see on the map they included continues down to Orlando. Continue reading