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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


Jul 5, 2018 Denise Belliveau
Jun 30, 2018 Leah Helmer
Jun 30, 2018 Linda Cypert
Jun 30, 2018 Madalina Viziteu
Jun 29, 2018 Lynn Hansen
Jun 29, 2018 Terri Szabacsan
Jun 29, 2018 Janis Higgins
Jun 29, 2018 O C Oliveira
Jun 29, 2018 christine Henri
Jun 29, 2018 Sue Wood
Jun 29, 2018 Marge Schwartz
Jun 29, 2018 Gino Czaster
Jun 29, 2018 ANGELIQUE MCCLEAN
Jun 26, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jun 26, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jun 26, 2018 Becky Tank
Jun 24, 2018 Marc Ochs
Jun 21, 2018 Muriel BOU
Jun 17, 2018 Maria Rainho
Jun 13, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jun 8, 2018 Joan Autry WE CANNOT POLLUTE OUR PLANET ANYMORE! WE ARE ALREADY IN DIRE DANGER!
Jun 8, 2018 Sandra Kuschel
May 31, 2018 patty langford THESE CREATURES ARE ENTITLED TO LIVE THEIR LIVES WITHOUT PEOPLE ENCROACHING UPON THEIR HABITATS. THEY ARE SENTIENT CREATURES WITH THEIR OWN FAMILY VALUES!
May 30, 2018 Harriet Shalat
May 29, 2018 Wendy Dalton
May 28, 2018 Leisa Baumann
May 27, 2018 Kim DelMonico
May 25, 2018 Edeltraut Renk
May 24, 2018 Lina Guerrero
May 23, 2018 Roseann Maziarek
May 23, 2018 carla howard
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
May 16, 2018 Guglielmo L
May 14, 2018 Lynette Schultz
May 14, 2018 Haley Svec
May 14, 2018 Regena Srackangast
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