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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


Sep 22, 2017 Paola Moretti
Sep 22, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
Sep 22, 2017 Mary Hunt
Sep 22, 2017 Wanda Majeski
Sep 22, 2017 Linda Mattice
Sep 22, 2017 jackie schon
Sep 22, 2017 Fiona Old
Sep 20, 2017 Josie Avalos
Sep 19, 2017 Susan Walsh
Sep 18, 2017 Mary Collinson
Sep 18, 2017 Lorna Wallach
Sep 18, 2017 Ankita Jain
Sep 18, 2017 Janet Geiler
Sep 18, 2017 Lisa MacAllister
Sep 18, 2017 Elise Caplan
Sep 16, 2017 Joanne Raby
Sep 16, 2017 Lola Schiefelbein
Sep 11, 2017 Liliana Elliot
Sep 7, 2017 silke kleinhenz
Sep 5, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Sep 3, 2017 Jean Galati
Sep 3, 2017 Rebecca Jensen
Sep 1, 2017 Tracy Cole
Sep 1, 2017 Rebecca Gurley
Aug 31, 2017 Gillian Shults
Aug 31, 2017 Martha Jaquith
Aug 31, 2017 Kim Hanke
Aug 31, 2017 Richard Han
Aug 31, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2017 Margo Salone
Aug 29, 2017 Alyssa Oggiono
Aug 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 24, 2017 Lynn Miller
Aug 23, 2017 Ann Achuff
Aug 22, 2017 R. E. Kish Only scumbag sub humans harm and kill innocent animals. What pathetic pieces of crap you all are and a disgrace to the human and animal race. Remember: Karma has no menu. You get what you are served. Are you ready for your payback?
Aug 22, 2017 Louise Broderick Stop this unnecessary pipeline!
Aug 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 22, 2017 Glen Anderson
Aug 22, 2017 Paula Kennon
Aug 21, 2017 CAROL HENDERSON
Aug 20, 2017 dana newsom
Aug 20, 2017 Mary Webb
Aug 20, 2017 lynda leigh
Aug 20, 2017 Diana Martins Please think about marine life, marine ecosystems, environment, and communities. They are important to me! Please end construction.
Aug 20, 2017 David Young
Aug 18, 2017 Anna Mai Van
Aug 15, 2017 Penny Fleischman
Aug 15, 2017 Lindsey Dakin
Aug 15, 2017 Fatma Öncü
Aug 14, 2017 Amy Chevalier

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