WWALS in Albany, GA newspaper

Sabal Trail opposition aware across Georgia and Florida.

Carlton Fletcher, Albany Herald, 13 September 2015, FERC Sabal Trail ruling comes amidst protest: Group holds fasting vigil outside federal agency’s offices,

Photo: TONY CASSADY, 31 May 2015, in Arkansas River pipeline blowout occurred on Sunday morning, cause still unknown, by Benjamin Hardy, Arkansas Blog, 3 June 2015

Meanwhile, in Florida an environmental group has filed a petition with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to stop development of the pipeline over concerns about the safety record of Spectra Energy, the Houston-based company that will build the pipeline. The group points to a May pipeline rupture under the Arkansas River that forced two miles of the river to be shut down after an estimated 3.9 million cubic feet of natural gas was released.

Nope, WWALS doesn’t want that Arkansas River rupture to be repeated under the Suwannee River in Florida, the Withlacoochee River in Georgia, or any other river. The reporter seems to have heard about WWALS via WFTV Orlando 1 September 2015. WWALS has a judge assigned and is negotiating for hearing venue and dates. According to FL-DEP, until this case is resolved, the Florida permit can’t be issued. And since FERC required Sabal Trail to get that Florida permit, it’s a reasonable inference that FERC can’t issue its permit, either.

There’s much more in the Albany Herald story about opposition in Dougherty County, Georgia. See also FERC sides with Sabal Trail in DEIS: Surprise!