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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


Oct 18, 2017 Cathy Dennler
Oct 17, 2017 robert dowling
Oct 16, 2017 Brent Pennell
Oct 16, 2017 francesca corteccioni
Oct 15, 2017 Howard Block
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 13, 2017 amrita biswas
Oct 13, 2017 Michelle Sarnoski
Oct 13, 2017 Mary Fox
Oct 13, 2017 Lisa Davis
Oct 13, 2017 Liz Pope
Oct 13, 2017 Caryl Johnson
Oct 13, 2017 William Sherman
Oct 10, 2017 Antonia Vassila
Oct 7, 2017 Lisa Torsiello STOP THE PIPELINE " SAVE THE ANIMALS "
Oct 4, 2017 Virginia Ilardi
Oct 3, 2017 Karen Hurst
Oct 3, 2017 Richard Petryk
Oct 3, 2017 Jacqueline Rule
Oct 2, 2017 Terri Robb
Oct 2, 2017 sue schern
Oct 2, 2017 Alberto Manna
Oct 2, 2017 Laura Vera
Oct 2, 2017 ivana carrozzi
Oct 2, 2017 Judy McKinney
Oct 2, 2017 Josy Canova
Oct 2, 2017 tamara PAKHOMOVA
Oct 2, 2017 Lorenzo Buson
Oct 2, 2017 Elisabetta Rossini
Oct 2, 2017 Miriana Zaccaron Condivido petizione
Oct 2, 2017 Giuliana Gennai
Oct 1, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2017 beatrice ruzzene
Oct 1, 2017 Anne Marie Grandjean Van kerckhoven Enough with all these new horrible projects !
Oct 1, 2017 Gisella D'Amico
Sep 29, 2017 Jameson Sachs
Sep 29, 2017 K Moore
Sep 29, 2017 Rebecca Casstevens
Sep 29, 2017 Annamaria Rizzo
Sep 28, 2017 Sandra Tucker
Sep 28, 2017 Jamie Phillips
Sep 27, 2017 valdyne viers
Sep 27, 2017 Gary Babb
Sep 26, 2017 KIM ATROSH
Sep 26, 2017 Lisa Sherman
Sep 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 23, 2017 Yumiko Starr
Sep 23, 2017 Sarah Barrett
Sep 23, 2017 Richard Svensson
Sep 22, 2017 Paola Moretti

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