ACTION ALERT! SBOCC will be drafting a resolution concerning the Sabal Trail pipeline and compressor station at the next meeting. (facebook event)
When: 6PM Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Directions: Turn right at post office, go through stop sign, next building on right.
Please attend and show your support for this very important initiative by our county officials. Your input would be greatly appreciated.
This item is not on the Suwannee BOCC agenda yet. However, we have reason to believe it will be discussed and probably voted on.
This is huge, because Suwannee County is the one county targetted by every route ever proposed by Sabal Trail.
WWALS member Tom Edwards testified that he owns 900 acres or more where the pipeline would emerge from under the Suwannee River into Suwannee County, and that he informed Sabal Trail of additional sinkholes, springs, and gopher tortoises on his land and that they did nothing.
Two WWALS members who live near the proposed Hildreth compressor station site testified:
- David Shields, whose family of six is building an organic farm,
- and Dana Stevens, through whose property the pipeline would run, including through the resting place of the ashes of his wife’s grandmother.
Other WWALS members from Suwannee County testified, including
- Donna Ellison, who had a calf fall into a rapidly-formed sinkhole,
- Wayne Ellison, across whose property the pipeline would run in addition to the 12-inch existing pipeline, preventing him from planting trees or building structures on either,
- Lori McCraney, whose family has enjoyed the Suwannee River for generations,
- and Debra Johnson, who is also keeping us informed on Suwannee Alliance for Sustainable Growth on facebook.
All these people have already helped oppose the Sabal Trail fracked methane invasion from Houston, Texas. You can help, too, by attending the Tuesday evening meeting, or calling or writing the Suwannee County Commissioners.
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!