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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


Mar 27, 2017 Cathleen Cascia
Mar 27, 2017 sandra leary-curtin
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Mar 26, 2017 Amy Sharpe
Mar 26, 2017 Yvonne Albrecht
Mar 25, 2017 Laurie Fisher
Mar 25, 2017 Linda Ramirez
Mar 25, 2017 Fay Tahmassbi
Mar 25, 2017 Cori Craft
Mar 25, 2017 linda farrar
Mar 25, 2017 Dr. Erik Marsh
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Mar 25, 2017 Alice VanKoevering
Mar 25, 2017 John and Robbie Wertin
Mar 25, 2017 Donna Deese There are much more important things than oil! Wake up!
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Mar 23, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Mar 22, 2017 Sharon Helin
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Mar 20, 2017 John and Deborah Haynes
Mar 20, 2017 Deborah Bortot
Mar 20, 2017 Pia Heyn
Mar 20, 2017 Lone Klitgaard
Mar 20, 2017 Jennifer Lindridge
Mar 20, 2017 julie munson
Mar 20, 2017 Mette Frydenberg
Mar 20, 2017 Miriam Feehily
Mar 19, 2017 Debbie Macmillan
Mar 19, 2017 Nicole Lorandt
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Mar 18, 2017 Fanny Lerner
Mar 18, 2017 Sibrina Russell
Mar 18, 2017 Janice Bernard
Mar 18, 2017 Mary Sullins
Mar 17, 2017 Myrna Alvarado
Mar 17, 2017 corinne etancelin
Mar 17, 2017 Laura Janes
Mar 17, 2017 geri perry
Mar 17, 2017 Janie Rhodus
Mar 17, 2017 Audrey Farrelly
Mar 17, 2017 Stephen Moyer
Mar 16, 2017 Marci McKenna
Mar 16, 2017 Lori Siver
Mar 15, 2017 Erika Fromme
Mar 14, 2017 Charlotte Gray
Mar 13, 2017 Bushra Qureshi
Mar 12, 2017 Melissa Harlan

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