Monthly Archives: April 2017

Charges dropped against Sabal Trail protestors in Suwannee County, FL

How about the state of Florida drop the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline and get on with solar power in the Sunshine State?

Thomas Lynn, Suwannee Democrat, 30 April 2017, Charges against pipeline protesters dropped,

LIVE OAK — Charges against three Sabal Trail pipeline protesters who were scheduled to be tried in court this week were dropped by the state attorney’s office.

Jeff Siegmeister, state attorney for Florida’s third judicial circuit, said the decision was made for a couple of reasons.

“We made a decision to not give the protesters a platform and not waste the taxpayers money,” Siegmeister said.

How about the waste of taxpayer money on arrests and going this far in those cases? How about the state providing dozens Continue reading

All the way to GA 177: West Mims Fire 2017-04-30

Well, this keeps escalating, now 96,248 acres, including some on Billy’s Island, opposed by 499 personnel, 6 helicopters, 57 wildland fire engines, 6 dozers, 37 tractor plows, and 2 interagency hot shot crews, according to InciWeb today. Some crews came from as far away as Denver, according to CBS Denver 26 April 2017, and the smoke has spread as far as North Carolina.

Fire Map, InciWeb, 2017-04-30
InciWeb map, West Mims Fire, 2017-04-30

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BIG Little River Paddle Race 2017-04-29

Here are a few pictures (also on facebook) and videos (video playlist) from the Fifth Annual BIG Little River Paddle Race. Later you’ll see pictures of each winner coming in and being awarded.

Churning up wake

Fifty attendees

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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Check in at Red Roberts Landing 31.1920876, -83.5208021
Check in at Red Roberts Landing 31.1920876, -83.5208021

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