Thanks to WWALS, a concerned group in the Citrus County area, Southwings pilot Roy Zimmer of DeLand, navigator Andrea Rea of Floral City and photographer Mark Skogman of St. Petersburg, the Sabal Trail activity from Marion to Osceola Counties was observed by air. It appears that there are segments where the corridor is cleared but no ground is broken. In places it borders dense housing developments, passing just feet from homes. It also passes very close to Dunnellon elementary and secondary schools.
Adding more negative aspects to this unwanted pipe is the fact that it will carry fracked gas, produced by a very destructive technique which is harmful to humans and our planet. Plus such a large investment in this pipeline serves as an obstacle to the inevitable switch-over to sustainable energy.
The extension goes near Crystal River Nuclear Power plant.