Interesting questions about Gum Springs,
seen in this picture only 3,000 feet
Marion Oaks Golf Course from Sabal Trail:
Picture: Jim Tatum for WWALS on Southwings flight 2017-02-07.
Good questions by Janet Barrow. Who has answers?
March 13, 2017 at 4:55 pm
Look at the first photo — “Sabal Trail north from I-75 to the Withlacoochee (south) River.” This shows the hydrostatic discharge point for Spread 5 (at least the site they reported that they will use) and the withdrawal point for Spread 6. Coordinates are: 28°52’47.99″N, 82°5’39.69″W
Thanks to Mark Skogman’s long lens on the Southwings flight for WWALS, we can zoom in on that spot.
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March 13, 2017 at 5:07 pm
Update again 2017-03-13:
Sabal Trail north from I-75 to the Withlacoochee (south) River.
The Villages is about six miles northeast of where Sabal Trail crosses I-75 just north of FL-44.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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What’s more effective than valve turning or tower toppling? Divestment.
WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates non-violent opposition to the unnecessary, destructive, and hazardous Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline. As an organization, we do not participate in property damage, either. (Individual WWALS members may of course do whatever they like, as long as they don’t say they’re doing it on behalf of WWALS.) Among many other reasons, I think there is a more effective tactic: fossil fuel divestment. I think this because of the history of the anti-nuclear movement and because of how fast fossil fuel divestment is going compared to earlier divestment movements.
Photo: Ken Ward, EcoWatch, 6 March 2017, The Climate Data That Led to a Hung Jury
Update 2017-03-10: PDF of burning and water well drilling violation complaint sent to FERC, USACE, GA-EPD, and GFC.
Bringing materials from another site to burn is illegal in Georgia, even if they had a permit, which they didn’t, it couldn’t cover open burning of treated ties like Sabal Trail is doing at the Brooks County Industrial Park south of Quitman, Georgia. Georgia Forestry Commission is already on it, and I’m alerting FERC, USACE, GA-EPD, and Brooks County today. The entire Troy yard is right next to a wetland, with three drainage ditches crossing the site.
There’s nothing going on at the Withlacoochee River HDD site in Lowndes County, but they’re shuffling pipe on a Texas Troy truck between Gary Lane Knights Ferry Road, right past a Lowndes County School bus on McGoggle Road. Continue reading
See Sabal Trail jogs around fancy houses yet run right by a country club and a gated community in Marion County, before its Citrus County Line starts at the Dunnellon Compressor Station and crosses the Withlacoochee (South) River into Citrus County where the houses are too close together to avoid.
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