Taking it to the source: the headquarters of FPL, whose ratepayers are on the hook for $3 billion for the Transco → Sabal Trail → FSC fracked methane pipeline boondoggle through Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, Sierra Club and Indian Riverkeeper are holding a Rush Hour Rally this Friday, October 14th 2016 in Juno Beach, Florida; see press release for details. If you can’t get there, there are other events all over Florida and beyond. Remember, FPL admits no need for new electricity until 2024, so there’s no more excuse for Sabal Trail.
The facebook page Protect Florida Against Sabal Trail attempts to keep track of upcoming rallies against Sabal Trail or its ugly stepsisters, which are popping up practically daily. Here are some events scheduled starting this weekend:
Friday October 14th 2016:
- River Warrior Lodge, Stuart, FL: 11AM-2PM, Sign Making Event for Sabal Trail Pipeline
- FPL HQ, Juno Beach, FL: 3PM-6PM, Rush Hour Rally to Stop Sabal Trail Pipeline
- Florida State Capitol, Tallahassee, FL: 5PM-7PM, Sabal Trail Pipeline Protest
- Anywhere You Are: All Day, Energy Boycott to Fight the Sabal Trail Pipeline
Saturday October 15th 2016:
- Okeechobee City, FL: 11AM-1PM Lunch Hour Rally to Stop Sabal Trail Pipeline
- Duke HQ, St. Petersburg, FL: 10AM-12PM, Rally in St Pete to Stop Sabal Gas Pipeline
- Corner Of 197th Place And 199th Place Live Oak, FL: 7AM Monday October 17th 2016, Sacred Warrior Camp: Mass Demonstration
- From Stuart to Tallahassee: October 21-24, Caravan for Peace and the Environment, a 4 day peaceful march
- National Press Club, Washington, DC: Friday December 2nd 2016, , People’s Hearing to Expose the Abuses of FERC!
- Anywhere, any time: Ask your Congress members to rein in the rogue agency FERC, which has rubberstamped many pipelines, including Sabal Trail, despite copious evidence against them.
- Whereever you are: tell the big banks that own pipeline company stock what you think, including Bank of America, which owns part of all three Sabal Trail partners: Spectra Energy, NextEra Energy (FPL’s parent company), and Duke Energy.
While I admit the Juno Beach rally was my idea, the best part is others have run with it. WWALS has been fighting this thing since 2013 and promoting solar power even before that.
- WWALS rallied on land and water in Florida in Suwannee River State Park September 13th #NoDAPL #NoSabalTrail where construction since has begun under the Suwannee River.
- WWALS held a protest September 17th at the US 84 bridge between Quitman and Valdosta, GA, where Sabal Trail shortly afterwards started drilling under the Withlacoochee River.
- WWALS even visited the head of the black snake at Exelon’s Hillabee Power Plant, Alexander City, Alabama, where Sabal Trail begins, and construction is in progress there, too.
- See also Sabal Trail maps digitized by VSU Prof. Denizman for WWALS, and All 527 of Sabal Trail’s April 2016 alignment maps online in small, big, huge, and PDF formats, courtesy of Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE). So are all 144 alignment maps Florida Southeast Connection filed with FERC 20 May 2016.
- For more about WWALS against Sabal Trail, see /issues/stt/.
Appended is the Sierra Club and Indian Riverkeeper press release for the Rush Hour Rally at FPL HQ in Juno Beach this Friday.
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!
Contact: Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson (Sierra Club) 352-222-8893, email@example.com
Marty Baum (Indian Riverkeeper) 772-631-5827, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rush Hour Rally at FPL Headquarters to Stop Sabal Trail Pipeline
When: Friday, October 14, 2016
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
4 p.m. message delivery to FPL
Where: FPL Headquarters, 700 Universe Blvd., Juno Beach, FL 33408
Who: Anti-pipeline and anti-fracking activists and proponents of solar power from North, Central and South Florida.
What: A protest of FPL’s natural gas transmission pipeline that is set to cut its way through Florida’s springs heartland and wetlands on its way to FPL’s Indiantown (Martin County) Power Plant. Florida could be a leader in creating good paying solar jobs, but instead FPL wants to build more dirty natural gas infrastructure.
Why: If built, the fracked gas pipeline would extend through Florida, Alabama and Georgia over an area that provides drinking water to approximately 10 million people. 515 miles of the pipeline is owned by Spectra Energy, Duke Energy and FPL (NextEra); an additional 126 miles is owned entirely by FPL. Ratepayers refuse to foot the bill for the state’s dependence on fossil fuels.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=stop%20sabal%20trail%20pipeline
**There will be PROTESTERS AND VISUALS: posters, banners, enlarged photos, costumed activists, and speakers**