Tomorrow this morning (Thursday July 14th 2016) Sabal Trail is on the agenda
of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)
for permission to use conservation easements
for its fracked methane pipeline.
How does this square with Sabal Trail’s assertions that it already has all the permits it needs?
The irony of meeting for this in West Palm Beach, a stone’s throw from
four already-approved LNG export operations at the end of the Sabal Trail pipeline chain in Martin County.
How does profit for a pipeline company from Houston and LNG export to Asia square with the mission of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection?
If you’re in the area, please write, call, or go, before or by 9AM tomorrow morning to oppose these easements and put a kink in Sabal Trail’s pipeline. Continue reading
Back in 2009, Lowndes County spent hundreds of times more in infrastructure repairs than the $40,000 that Valdosta is asking as a match to build an online flood warning map, beyond just fixing sewer system spills to dealing with the rest of the flooding problem. At recent meetings, some County Commissioners seemed reluctant to authorize the request because the proposed map mostly covers subdivisions in Valdosta. But the entire county was affected by road closures in 2009, so maybe Commissioners could ask to expand the map to cover the whole county, which could also help find sources of the flooding problem. Sources and effects extend all the way to the edges of the county, as you can see in this a google map I built back then:
Roads closed in Lowndes County, Georgia, as of 9:38 a.m April 6th, according to the Valdosta Daily Times. This map shows locations and terrain. It’s a Google map, so it’s interactive: you can zoom and pan and change to satellite view, street map, street view, etc. Some of the locations are guesstimates from the cryptic descriptions in the VDT article. The one green blob is the one reopening mentioned in the article: “North Valdosta Road Withlacoochee River Bridge opened at 10 p.m. Sunday.”
This evening in Adel, come to the IHOP for the annual report and election of (some) board members at the WWALS membership meeting, and the annual election of officers and other business at the quarterly board meeting.
When: 7PM WWALS Annual Meeting
7:30 PM WWALS Quarterly Board Meeting
Where: 1200 W 4Th St, Adel, GA 31620-2911
Here’s the IHOP’s own web page.
Agendas: See previous post