Daily Archives: December 14, 2016

GA-EPD found Sabal Trail right of way violation 2016-12-14

Georgia EPD found Sabal Trail out of its right of way at Okapilco Creek in Brooks County, and an enforcement action is being prepared. This was while investigating the possible wetlands and water violations reported by WWALS. So reports do sometimes work, although sometimes for violations different than the ones you thought you were reporting.

Update 21 Dec 2016: Please report potential violations.

This afternoon GA-EPD called me to provide a preliminary report on what they found when they inspected the possible violations WWALS reported December 8th 2016. The call came from Tommy W. Fowler, Program Manager, Southwest District, Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA-EPD). These are my notes on what he said, in order from the WWALS complaint filing: Continue reading

December Tannin Times, the WWALS Monthly Newsletter

All the WWALS Monthly Newsletters are now available on the WWALS website. WWALS Biota, GWC DD, US 84 Sabal Trail HDD, Southwings WWALS Members get the newest Tannin Times issue when it comes out at the beginning of the month. The most recent is for December 2016 (PDF), with:

  • Bret Wagenhorst’s column WWALS Biota about plants and animals in our watershed,
  • the Georgia Water Coalition Dirty Dozen which features Sabal Trail for the third year running,
  • the WWALS discovery of a Sabal Trail frac-out blowing drilling mud up into the Withlacoochee River just upstream from US 84 between Quitman and Valdosta, Georgia,
  • a Southwings flight for WWALS over the Suwannee River in Florida,
  • community outreach at the Alapaha (Georgia) Station Celebration and Okefenokee Pioneer Days (near Folkston, GA),
  • an Outing to the very unusual Dead River Sink on the Alapaha River,
  • the Resolution by Continue reading