WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, and Upper Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
Congratulations to Madison BOCC for this
ordinance Madison passed unanimously last night (PDF):
ORDINANCE NO. 2016-______
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MADISON COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AMENDING THE MADISON COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TO
PROHIBIT HIGH INTENSITY PETROLEUM OPERATIONS AND THE STORAGE AND/OR
DISPOSAL OF HIGH INTENSITY PETROLEUM OPERATIONS WASTE; PROVIDING
CERTAIN FINDINGS; AMENDING THE DEFINITIONS SECTION OF THE MADISON
COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS WITH REGARD
THERETO; CREATING SECTION 6.5 OF THE MADISON COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT
CODE ENTITLED “REGULATIONS GOVERNING HIGH INTENSITY PETROLEUM
OPERATIONS AND HIGH INTENSITY PETROLEUM OPERATIONS WASTE
PRODUCTS”; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
George Page, Executive Director of the Valdosta-Lowndes Parks & Rec Authority (VLPRA), told me
it seems like a year or more ago that he had found funds to fix that access,
and now I guess it’s happening.
Mystery finally solved of where is the road over what creek
does Lowndes County Georgia want to replace a bridge?
6.b. Replacement of Beatty Creek Bridge on Williams Road,
yesterday morning’s Lowndes County Commission Work Session:
where is this for the $634,800 low bid from Southern Concrete Construction of Albany, GA?
There are two Williams Roads in Lowndes County and no Beaty Creek.
In the north end of the county Cat Creek has a tributary Beatty Mill Creek,
with a Williams Road running near it between
Upper New Bethel Road and Beatty Mill Creek Road.
But according to all the maps I can find, Williams Road does not cross
Beatty Mill Creek.
So what exactly is it that the county wants to pay the low bidder $634,800 for?
In the 8:30 AM Tuesday 25 April 2016 Work Session,
Commissioner Mark Wisenbaker asked, “Where exactly is this?” Continue reading →
Thanks to Chairman Bill Slaughter for saying in the Valdosta Daily Times that the Commission signing an easement contract was not an endorsement of the Sabal Trail pipeline.
Therefore I ask you to:
Invite the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to investigate on site and on paper the numerous omissions by Sabal Trail of springs and underground water transmissivity in what it told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; .please see the letter from WWALS to the Army Corps,
attached with the letter from WWALS to you of April 12th.
Ask our U.S. Congress member Austin Scott (GA-08) to join the four Georgia Congress members who have already asked FERC to fix its processes or deny a permit for Sabal Trail.
Join the hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals who have already asked the U.S. Congress to call in the General Accounting Office (GAO) to review FERC’s permitting processes.
Please find appended further information about the issues the Chairman raised in the VDT of eminent domain, in differences in regulation of oil and gas pipelines, and in environmental and safety issues of natural gas pipelines.
Since I wrote to you on April 12th, two more major natural gas pipelines have run into serious problems.