Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Registration: 9:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.
Meeting: 9:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Nashville Community Center Continue reading
Thanks to the indefatigable Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson of Our Santa Fe River and all the Floridians Against Fracking (WWALS is a member) who stopped this bogus bill.
This was national and international news. But this from Florida: Margie Menzel, Palm Beach Post, 1 March 2016, Senator withdraws bill to permit, regulate fracking in Florida,
TALLAHASSEE — The Senate sponsor of a controversial bill about the regulation of “fracking” in Florida withdrew it from consideration Tuesday, saying he didn’t have the votes to get through a key committee.
Sen. Garrett Richter, R-Naples, told members of the Senate Appropriations Committee that the opposition of environmentalists played a key role in thwarting the measure (SB 318).
“Emotions tend to magnify the controversy,” he said.
Well, yeah, people do tend to get emotional about their drinking water, their Continue reading
KMI was already trying to sell off its Palmetto petroleum products pipeline project across coastal Georgia before:
- Friday the South Carolina Senate passed a five-year moratorium on “private, for-profit pipeline companies’ potential ability to purchase land against property owners’ wishes”,
- then Monday the Georgia House of Representatives passed an eminent domain moratorium on that type of pipeline,
- and Tuesday an appelate judge denied KMI’s appeal against the Georgia Department of Transportation denying it a permit.
That’s two strikes in Georgia, and another in South Carolina. Three strikes, KMI!
But Florida, watch out. Continue reading