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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 21, 2017 (Name not displayed) Enough destruction for the benefit of the few.
May 21, 2017 Ms. Carla Compton, Activist/Advocate
May 20, 2017 James Deschene
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 19, 2017 Lubna Saied
May 19, 2017 Dulcie Camp
May 19, 2017 Mary Faron
May 19, 2017 Lena Jalke
May 18, 2017 Edmond Ciesielski
May 18, 2017 Vicki Keehner
May 17, 2017 jane cook
May 17, 2017 natalie hughes
May 17, 2017 Arnaud Henseval
May 16, 2017 Diane Beeny
May 16, 2017 erek king
May 16, 2017 Alyssa Walls
May 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 15, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
May 15, 2017 ANN MCDERMOTT
May 13, 2017 Diane Tabbott
May 13, 2017 S Hawthorne
May 12, 2017 Tony Buitrago
May 10, 2017 stacy brainard
May 10, 2017 Ingrid Bichler
May 10, 2017 Lix Tuls
May 9, 2017 Beatrice Narbona
May 9, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 9, 2017 Helene Szczepaniak
May 9, 2017 Robert Keiser
May 9, 2017 Deborah Kingery
May 9, 2017 Rebecca Straus
May 8, 2017 Veronique Ciesielski
May 8, 2017 Isabela Calin
May 8, 2017 Barbara Gutierrez
May 6, 2017 John Moszyk
May 6, 2017 KAREN WASSING
May 5, 2017 Dat Tran
May 5, 2017 Perri Sussman
May 5, 2017 Jennifer Reinert
May 5, 2017 Daryl Purchase We have other pipelines that were put in illegally and are causing environmental damage that is creating extreme health hazards. We don't need another disaster. Many are leaking Benzene and other hazardous materials precipitating through the pipes.
May 4, 2017 corina mitrov
May 4, 2017 Yolanda Hershey
May 4, 2017 Sharon Sauro
May 3, 2017 Mary Prelovsky
May 1, 2017 Dr Sandra Schneider
May 1, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2017 Karen Wever
Apr 28, 2017 Matthew Nasser
Apr 27, 2017 Daniele Walker
Apr 26, 2017 Cyndi Brockett

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