PUBLIC FORUM ON SABAL TRAIL & LNG FACILITY IN CITRUS COUNTY

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Florida Sierra Club’s Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson and LNG Responsible Siting Advocate, CeCe Scofield

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PUBLIC FORUM ON SABAL TRAIL & LNG FACILITY IN CITRUS COUNTY

Start: November 21, 2016• 1:00 PM

End: November 21, 2016• 3:00 PM

Nature Coast Unitarian• 7633 N. Florida Ave, Citrus Springs, FL 34434

Host Contact Info: maxineconnor@gmail.com

 

You are invited to attend a public forum on the Sabal Trail Pipeline and LNG facility planned for Citrus County, FL., November 21, 1 pm.

Are you aware of or have questions about the Sabal Trail Gas Pipeline or the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export facility planned a short distance from a local hospital in Crystal River?

If completed, Sabal Trail Pipeline would extend 515 miles, with about half the distance planned for Florida, gouged through wetlands and under rivers, including the Withlacoochee River west of the bridge on SR 200 between Marion and Citrus Counties.

It will run between Citrus Springs and Pine Ridge to Crystal River. The pipeline would be capable of transporting over 1 billion cubic feet per day of Natural Gas.  What are the implications and risks for climate, health, the environment, and safety once the pipeline with compressor stations are a reality on our Nature Coast?

And what are the history and risks associated with LNG export facilities like the one currently under construction in Crystal River? Come with questions. Come to learn.

The public is cordially invited to attend an educational forum presented by concerned citizens with respect to Sabal Trail and the local LNG export facility currently under construction. Guest speakers include Florida Sierra Club’s Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson and LNG Responsible Siting Advocate, CeCe Scofield, to take place at the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Citrus Springs.

Informational Forum on Sabal Trail Pipeline and local LNG Export Facility

Monday, Nov 21, 1-3 pm

7633 N. Florida Ave, (Rte 41), Citrus Springs, FL, just NW of the Holder traffic light.

Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson is a Sierra Club Staff Campaign Organizer from Florida. Previous to her Sierra Club employment, Merrillee was, for years, a great resource for those of us around the state who depended on her deep knowledge and commitment as a dedicated protector of the springs, rivers, and waters of Florida. Merrillee has worked on numerous committees, boards, and as a consultant to many environmental and preservation groups including Our Santa Fe River. She attends many governing meetings, including water management boards, county and city commissioners, and state legislative sessions. Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson has been at the forefront of the campaign against the Sabal Trail Pipeline for over three years, and she reminds Floridians that this campaign is very similar to the Cross Florida Barge Canal project that was halted, and that our purpose is to remember Sabal Trail Pipeline is not a gas pipeline until gas is flowing through the ground.

CeCe Scofield is a member of the Coalition for Responsible Siting of LNG Facilities in Fall River, Massachusetts, and served as a founding member and President of Citizens for Environmental Justice of Greater Fall River, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit. She moved to Florida in 2009.

CeCe will discuss the makeup of what we call Natural Gas, the difference between Natural Gas and Liquefied Natural Gas or LNG, how it is produced, stored, and transported and what federal agencies oversee the siting, construction, and operation of LNG facilities. CeCe Scofield will address some of the federal laws designed to protect the public in the event of an LNG accident, and what would happen in a rail accident involving LNG.

All these topics and more will be addressed along with a Q&A session at the November 21st informational forum. Please join us.

 

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