As we’ve seen so often in the Sabal Trail docket,
Spectra seems to be acting in place of FERC,
responding yesterday to thousands of comments
on FERC’s certificate rulemaking.
Spectra’s bottom line: a pipeline company’s bottom line matters more
than the Fifth Amendment due process, or water, air, or safety.
See page 25:
Contrary to some commenters’ arguments, the Commission’s public
interest determinations are not rendered insufficient under the
Fifth Amendment public use requirement because the Commission
considers precedent agreements among applicants and affiliates to be
evidence of public benefits.
Spectra repeatedly argues that
FERC does not have authority to consider hardly anything other than
whether the pipeline company has customers, yet FERC has authority to give eminent domain to private corporations and to let them gouge through our lands and under our rivers without local agreement or payment first.
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