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It's the largest natural gas pipeline to ever come to Florida, and most people haven't even heard of it.

If construction on the $3 billion Sabal Trail Transmission goes as planned, 456 miles of natural gas pipeline will be laid over Texas, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. By the time gas in the pipeline reaches the terminus, south of Orlando, it will have passed near the Crystal River, and under the Suwannee, where a high concentration of threatened and endangered animals — including West Indian manatees — make their homes.

The Sabal Trail Transmission is hoped to connect to Duke Energy's proposed Crystal River natural gas power plant, which will address the energy demands previously handled by a now decommissioned nuclear plant. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authorized construction of the STT in February, giving Spectra Energy Corp., NextEra Energy, Inc., and Duke Energy the go ahead for their joint project.

As if the events still unfolding in North Dakota were simply a dream, the FERC has awaken to find the same situation about to occur in Southern Florida. Reports of eminent domain being used to run homeowners off property in the way of the pipeline have been trickling in. Non-compliance issues and equipment faults have already been reported from the wetland construction sites where segments of the pipeline are being prepared. And environmental advocates have criticized the projects apparent lack of engineering guidance, maintaining that the fragile limestone in the Florida Aquifer cannot adequately support such a pipeline, let alone provide clean drinking water to Floridians were such a line driven through the massive freshwater source.

This time, many hope, the commission has the lucidity to end the pipeline's construction. Four of Georgia's congressmen wrote the FERC in October, dismayed over the "serious environmental justice issues” the Sabal Trail would present.

It's imperative that the advice of these Georgian congressmen is heeded, and construction of the Sabal Trail Transmission halted immediately. Sign below to demand the FERC the action and stop the pipeline from causing irreparable harm to the Southeastern United States.

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Dear Federal Energy Regulatory Commission leaders,

The risks involved in the construction of the Sabal Trail Transmission not only threaten the lives of countless endangered and threatened animals, but the very people the pipeline is intended to serve. To allow this natural gas line to be installed is tantamount to ecological violence, and an assault on the citizens of the Southeastern United States.

If construction on the $3 billion Sabal Trail Transmission goes as planned, 456 miles of natural gas pipeline will be laid over Texas, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. By the time gas in the pipeline reaches the terminus, south of Orlando, it will have passed near the Crystal River, and under the Suwannee, where a high concentration of threatened and endangered animals make their homes.

The injustice and pollution surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline are about to be repeated in Southern Florida. Reports of eminent domain being used to run homeowners off property in the way of the pipeline have been trickling in. Non-compliance issues and equipment faults have already been reported from the wetland construction sites where segments of the pipeline are being prepared. And environmental advocates have criticized the projects apparent lack of engineering guidance, maintaining that the fragile limestone in the Florida Aquifer cannot adequately support such a pipeline, let alone provide clean drinking water to Floridians were such a line driven through the massive freshwater source.

This time, many hope, your commission has the lucidity to end the pipeline's construction. As four of Georgia's congressmen wrote in October, the Sabal trail presents “serious environmental justice issues” to the region.

It's imperative that the advice of these Georgian congressmen is heeded, and construction of the Sabal Trail Transmission halted immediately.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


May 23, 2018 Barb Breese
May 22, 2018 S Sinclaire
May 22, 2018 KATHLEEN TENNYSON
May 22, 2018 Ann Conney
May 21, 2018 Debi Iannizzotto
May 21, 2018 Gilly Lloyd
May 21, 2018 Svetlana Krikunenko
May 21, 2018 ILeana Sune
May 21, 2018 Kenneth & Linda Daniels
May 21, 2018 Melissa Masters
May 21, 2018 paula Banks
May 21, 2018 Jaci Taylor
May 21, 2018 Laura Valentine
May 21, 2018 Robert Thomson
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May 14, 2018 Lynette Schultz
May 14, 2018 Haley Svec
May 14, 2018 Regena Srackangast
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May 9, 2018 Corinne WOITIEZ
May 9, 2018 Lynne Minore
May 7, 2018 Angelina Manuel save our wildlife.
May 3, 2018 Linda Millemaci
May 3, 2018 Lisa Saunders
Apr 30, 2018 Gabriele Jefferson
Apr 29, 2018 Birgit Ditto
Apr 27, 2018 Keith Cliver
Apr 23, 2018 Maria Stonestreet
Apr 21, 2018 Sabrena Adams
Apr 20, 2018 Laura Haworth
Apr 15, 2018 LUCY JENSON
Apr 14, 2018 jan lawes
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 Brian Reynolds
Apr 10, 2018 Barbara Jacobs
Apr 10, 2018 Shawnda Drennen-Schwartz
Apr 9, 2018 Ann Lindholm
Apr 8, 2018 Michaela and Bill Pond
Apr 5, 2018 DEBBIE CONRAD
Apr 5, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
Apr 5, 2018 Gypsy-Jazz Adams Criminal
Apr 5, 2018 Barbara Tomlinson
Apr 5, 2018 Jackie Byrd
Apr 5, 2018 Reid Larimore
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Apr 3, 2018 Megan Speight
Apr 2, 2018 Monika Saluter
Apr 2, 2018 christine resch
Mar 31, 2018 Nan Newall

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