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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


Apr 20, 2018 Laura Haworth
Apr 15, 2018 LUCY JENSON
Apr 14, 2018 jan lawes
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 Brian Reynolds
Apr 10, 2018 Barbara Jacobs
Apr 10, 2018 Shawnda Drennen-Schwartz
Apr 9, 2018 Ann Lindholm
Apr 8, 2018 Michaela and Bill Pond
Apr 5, 2018 DEBBIE CONRAD
Apr 5, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
Apr 5, 2018 Gypsy-Jazz Adams Criminal
Apr 5, 2018 Barbara Tomlinson
Apr 5, 2018 Jackie Byrd
Apr 5, 2018 Reid Larimore
Apr 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 3, 2018 Megan Speight
Apr 2, 2018 Monika Saluter
Apr 2, 2018 christine resch
Mar 31, 2018 Nan Newall
Mar 31, 2018 Mary Smith
Mar 29, 2018 cathy king
Mar 29, 2018 Sarah Chi
Mar 29, 2018 Marleen Neus
Mar 28, 2018 Megan Tunstall
Mar 28, 2018 pH Chambers
Mar 28, 2018 Teresa Sousa
Mar 27, 2018 Selena Millman
Mar 27, 2018 Carol Williamson
Mar 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 27, 2018 Laura Congdon
Mar 27, 2018 Susan Hodgson
Mar 26, 2018 Tracy Wood
Mar 25, 2018 Erin Sackmann
Mar 25, 2018 Michelle Neeson
Mar 25, 2018 tammy bullock
Mar 25, 2018 Janis Ciofalo
Mar 25, 2018 susan shawket
Mar 25, 2018 sally gladden
Mar 25, 2018 Jan Allen
Mar 23, 2018 Helgaleena Healingline
Mar 23, 2018 Alessandra Paolini
Mar 21, 2018 Alana Hendrickson
Mar 20, 2018 Lisa Delabre
Mar 20, 2018 Geneine Payne
Mar 19, 2018 Jade Kiran An act of violence against nature should be judged as severely as that against society or another person. - Dr.Michael W.Fox
Mar 19, 2018 Candice C
Mar 19, 2018 Nicole Hadjieva
Mar 19, 2018 Annemarie Ramaekers
Mar 19, 2018 Jeanette Taylor

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