Sierra Club Organizer Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson has sent the following important message.
Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life: once taken, it cannot be brought back-
Please sign and share widely. We have about 1 month to get over 10,000 signatures and comments.
FERC did not need to give the public a “scoping meeting” for the SEIS for end use green house gas emissions, so let’s give the FERC all our comments and concerns in writing!
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Stop Sabal Trail movement continues to breathe life into stopping this dangerous fossil fuel behemoth.
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A court ruling found that officials failed to consider the greenhouse gas pollution from burning fracked gas delivered by the Sabal Trail pipeline.
In August, a panel of judges ruled to invalidate the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) approval of the 515-mile, fracked gas Sabal Trail pipeline already running from Alabama to Florida. The court found that FERC failed to consider the greenhouse gas pollution from burning fracked gas delivered via the pipeline.1
Act now to demand that FERC consider the true costs of Sabal Trail and deny approval of this pipeline until alternatives are given a fair shake.
This ruling required FERC to consider the impact of greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide, associated with burning the fracked gas that is transported by Sabal Trail.
In response to the court’s ruling, FERC rushed to produce a woefully inadequate supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS)– it skated over the fact that the pipeline will have an enormous negative impact. FERC estimates the increase in greenhouse gases could be nearly 10%.2 This more than 22 million metric tons of CO2 or CO2e, according to the EPA’s greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator, which is equal to the greenhouse gas emissions from 4,732,334 passenger vehicles driven for one year or the CO2 emissions from 5.5 coal-fired power plants in one year.3 That’s a threat to our climate that we just can’t stand for.
Yours in fighting this pipeline,
Organizing Representative, Florida Red Tide Campaign