Update 2018-06-13: Press Release.
Fundraiser for lawsuit to hold FERC accountable for shirking LNG oversight
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has abdicated its jurisdictional duties under the Natural Gas Act to regulate the siting, construction, operation and maintenance of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) small-scale inland export facilities.
Instead these facilities operate with basically no Federal oversight.
LNG trucks barrel down I-75 through Georgia past high schools, colleges, businesses, and homes, then on I-10 to Jacksonville for ships at least as far as Puerto Rico. At the ends of the Sabal Trail pipeline chain in Florida, trucks go out from half a dozen LNG export operations authorized by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy (FE). If any of those trucks wrecks, federal standard everyone should be evacuated half a mile downwind, including high schools and hospitals. Very few local emergency responders know this and fewer have appropriate emergency plans.
Within 30 days from the date our goal has been achieved, our legal team in Washington, D.C. can file suit against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Federal Court.
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Sabal Trail is not just about taking private land by eminent domain and gouging its fracked methane pipeline through farms, rivers, and the Floridan Aquifer to get to power plants in Florida. It’s also about bomb trucks, trains, and ships to export liquid natural gas (LNG) all over the world for higher private profit.
Much of this information has been found or compiled by WWALS member Cecile Scofield of Martin County, Florida.
Cecile Scofield using a cardboard box to demonstrate how bad an idea LNG by truck or rail or ship is.
- The slides Cecile likes to show people to illustrate the danger: Vulnerability of LNG by Rail —Martin County Fire Rescue 2015-12-15
- Trifold brochure (updated 2017-06-22): What You Need to Know about Liquified Natural Gas (LNG)
- SpectraBusters LNG Export web page with quotes from a FERC Commissioner, a Congressman, etc., and links to LNG export approvals.
It’s always been the fossil fuel industry plan to suck up Marcellus Shale
fracked gas from Pennsylvania through the Williams Co. Atlantic Sunrise pipeline,
send it backwards south down the Williams Co. Transco pipeline,
dropping it off at Cove Point LNG export in Maryland, at Elba Island LNG export in Georgia, and at Sabal Trail in Alabama through Georgia and Florida to
half a dozen already-authorized LNG export operations in Florida,
as illustrated in this map from an industry publication of January 2014,
before Sabal Trail even entered the formal FERC permitting process.
- Here’s an example, AES Port of Palm Beach LNG export at end of Transco → Sabal Trail → FSC pipeline chain
- Here’s a list of most of the LNG export operations in Florida.
- Here is Cecile’s list of U.S. DOE LNG Export Authorizations granted as of 6 January 2017 in a spreadsheet and PDF.
- Fortress Investments, Hialeah container LNG export through Medley, FL to free trade countries: Videos: Suwannee BOCC backs down against Sabal Trail 2015-12-10.
- Debra Johnson, SpectraBusters, 24 September 2017, LNG: Liquefied Natural Gas &ammp; Small Scale Processing Facilities, Action Needed
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