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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


Nov 15, 2017 Lynn Gaudette
Nov 13, 2017 Erika Somlai
Nov 13, 2017 Katherine Bressan I CARE
Nov 12, 2017 Jennifer Gaffney
Nov 12, 2017 sue warner
Nov 12, 2017 DayLynn McDonald
Nov 11, 2017 Sandra Chapman Shame shame on you
Nov 11, 2017 Bonnie Svec
Nov 11, 2017 Serenella Castri
Nov 9, 2017 Karen and Will Lozow Cleary
Nov 9, 2017 Arun Datt Please put an end to this shortsightedness, this madness, Mother Earth and all the defenceless, vulnerable and voiceless creatures need our support ,protection and our love!!!!!!
Nov 9, 2017 John Baughman
Nov 8, 2017 Kathryn Love
Nov 8, 2017 Debra Greenley
Nov 8, 2017 Machell Cavazos
Nov 6, 2017 Di Griffiths
Nov 4, 2017 Stacey Kennedy
Nov 4, 2017 Michael Mitsuda
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Nov 3, 2017 Lindsay Miravalles
Nov 3, 2017 Ari Schwartz
Nov 3, 2017 Sandra Cobb
Nov 3, 2017 Susan Stephenson
Nov 2, 2017 Graciela Rodriguez-Sero
Nov 2, 2017 Tracey Maunder
Nov 2, 2017 Karen Carlucci
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Nov 2, 2017 Denise Saccone
Nov 2, 2017 Carol Wellman
Nov 1, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Oct 30, 2017 Ella Jean
Oct 30, 2017 Julie Brickell
Oct 29, 2017 Jo-ann Tellado
Oct 29, 2017 Deborah Moore
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Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 25, 2017 Terri Lynch
Oct 25, 2017 Joanne Franchi
Oct 25, 2017 Brandon Woodward
Oct 25, 2017 Brian Gottejman
Oct 23, 2017 dee bastarache
Oct 23, 2017 Louise​ Gross
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