The Gainesville Sun has an article in Friday’s edition relating the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s rejection of WWALS’ challenge to their permit for Sabal Trail’s pipeline running across Georgia and Florida. The rejection was based on DEP’s judgement that WWALS did not have legal standing for the challenge.
However, it turns out that WWALS had formed a new group called WWALS-Florida hoping to have more clout in FL for the challenge, but the administrative law judge, Francine M. Ffolkes did not include the parent group, WWALS, based in Valdosta in that interpretation. Therefore, WWALS will be granted a hearing, but as of this writing, no date has been set.
The Sabal Trail pipeline has been fought tooth and nail by nearly everyone except those destined to make money from it.
The latest news is outlined in Saturday’s article in the Sun which can be read here.