Daily Archives: December 7, 2015

No pipeline! Suwannee County to FERC, Army Corps, and Florida

Suwannee County has waked up! Carl McKinney, Suwannee Democrat, 7 December 2015, Suwannee County seeks allies in pipeline fight,

County staff is writing a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the state of Florida, requesting the pipeline not enter Suwannee County.

The commission will vote on whether to send the letters during its Dec. 15 meeting. Both the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection have to issue permits for the venture.

Commissioner Larry Sessions proposed Continue reading

WWALS Field Trip to proposed Sabal Trail Suwannee River Crossing –Pictures by John S. Quarterman 2015-11-15

You’ve seen Gretchen’s pictures; here are some more, including on land along the pipeline path through sinkholes, Deeper sinkhole 30.4080677, -83.1607895 of the informal outing from Suwannee River Campsites to Suwannee River State Park past where Sabal Trail wants to gouge its 36-inch fracked methane pipeline under the Suwannee River. This was Sunday 15 November 2015, days before the Tuesday the Suwannee County, FL Commissioners unanimously voted a resolution to move Sabal Trail’s compressor station. Suwannee BOCC filed that resolution with FERC, and has already decided to vote again Continue reading

Who, beside the public,is checking the data Sabal Trail is providing? –Chris Mericle to FERC

WWALS board member Chris Mericle just asked FERC:

Why the huge discrepancy….? [W]hy should we believe that the information Sabal Trail provided anywhere is correct?

Chris pointing to tree that fell in sinkhole 30.4080314, -83.1609955 Apparently unlike FERC, Chris knows what he’s talking about, from on-the-ground observation to a local study by a geologist, to Sabal Trail’s own docuemnts.

Filed with FERC as Accession Number: 20151207-5015, “Comment of Christopher J Mericle in Docket(s)/Project(s) CP15-17-000 Submission Date: 12/6/2015”, Continue reading