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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


Aug 18, 2017 Anna Mai Van
Aug 15, 2017 Penny Fleischman
Aug 15, 2017 Lindsey Dakin
Aug 15, 2017 Fatma Öncü
Aug 15, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
Aug 14, 2017 Amy Chevalier
Aug 12, 2017 Jieun Bak
Aug 12, 2017 Maryant Carreno
Aug 10, 2017 Patricia Bleha
Aug 10, 2017 Helen Torosian
Aug 10, 2017 Andrea Haag
Aug 10, 2017 Margaret Cancienne
Aug 8, 2017 Ashley Wang
Aug 8, 2017 Juliane Rocha
Aug 7, 2017 Raphaël PONCE
Aug 7, 2017 Donna Gilbert
Aug 7, 2017 KL Eckhardt STOP this project - it will be a disaster to the ecology in S. Florida!
Aug 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 7, 2017 carol ozouf
Aug 5, 2017 Evelina Kopcheva
Aug 3, 2017 Michael Downs
Aug 2, 2017 Wendy Kupsaw
Aug 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 2, 2017 Ornella Micone
Aug 2, 2017 Julie Holt
Aug 2, 2017 carole cooke
Aug 2, 2017 evelyne flament
Aug 2, 2017 Annam Fisher
Aug 2, 2017 Jennifer Day
Jul 31, 2017 Lynnie Neal
Jul 29, 2017 Irene Bollington
Jul 29, 2017 wendy Hawthorne
Jul 28, 2017 Nancy Daniel
Jul 28, 2017 Choky Alvarez
Jul 28, 2017 Ash Rawal
Jul 28, 2017 Alexander Goodrich
Jul 28, 2017 Alice Davis
Jul 27, 2017 Maryann LaNew
Jul 26, 2017 Laurine League
Jul 26, 2017 Kari Birch
Jul 25, 2017 k kern
Jul 25, 2017 cathy conner
Jul 25, 2017 Rosie Albanese
Jul 24, 2017 Yola Stavridou
Jul 24, 2017 Kerry Gunby
Jul 23, 2017 Rick Thomason
Jul 23, 2017 David Sennett
Jul 23, 2017 P Garbett
Jul 22, 2017 kellyann morander
Jul 22, 2017 Anny Wulffers

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