The Pipe Is On Its Way
OSFR is dismayed and disappointed that the US Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) has gone forward with the issuance of a 404 permit for the Sabal Trail gas transmission pipeline, given the vast testimony of so many citizens against it.
Organizations and citizens provided evidence that the studies of potential harm were inadequate and were essentially prepared by Sabal Trail consultants and rubber stamped by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the USACOE. These studies did not address the level of harm that this pipeline can cause our aquifer, rivers, springs and drinking water.
No consideration was given to the negative economic impact of this pipeline to ecotourism in Florida and there is no win for the citizens of the state, only profits for the energy companies that will move compressed gas through our delicate and already overtaxed water ecosystem