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Friday, July 18, 2014
The following is the latest news from Karen Dwyer of Naples, Florida:
TOTAL VICTORY! "DEP REVOKES DAN A. HUGHES COMPANY'S PERMITS AND FILES LAWSUIT IN COLLIER COUNTY."
This means Dan A. Hughes has been permanently shut down in Southwest Florida! 115,000 acres in the heart of the Everglades in the midst of the Everglades Restoration Project in our watersheds and headwaters saved from new drilling and extreme extraction and illegal operations.
The DEP lawsuit is for remediation and cleanup or whatever ways the company can be held accountable.
WISE WOMEN MEDIA for July 18th, 2014--Environmentalist, Activist, Author and Politico, Deevon Quirolo
WE BROADCAST ON FRIDAY, JULY 18TH, 2014 AT 10PM EDT.
LINK TO THE SHOW AND TO THE ARCHIVE AFTER TONIGHT’S BROADCAST: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/here-be-monsters/2014/07/19/wise-woman-media-for-71814-environmentalist-activist-deevon-quirolo
This is a pre-recorded show so there will be no live call ins for tonight. If there are any questions, please go to the NEIGHBORS AGAINST MINING site linked below and contact Deevon through the site.
Joining us tonight for a special show is Environmentalist, Activist, Author, and Politico, Deevon Quirolo a long time fighter for Florida's Environment and just, safe Environmental Policy.
Our topic tonight will focus on the Mining happening in Hernando County, Florida's Nature Coast.
Citizens have banned together to fight against a proposed new Cemex location that will affect Hernando County’s Eco-tourism efforts and overall environment to include: trees, wildlands, air and water quality and protected species. The site once operational will cause traffic tie-ups, citizen’s property values to go down, affect citizen’s health and even affect a landmark of historical significance, a Veteran’s Cemetery.
Stats show that Hernando County currently has 22 mines, we do not need more. And Hernando County is the sickest county in Florida. Little or no jobs are provided to local citizens with the addition of another mine in this county. See more at NEIGHBORS AGAINST MINING.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
PRESS RELEASE: Landowners countersue fracked methane pipeline company; supporters converge on Leesburg, GA
MEETING JULY 10TH, 2014
STOP THE SABAL TRAIL PIPELINE
STOP THE SABAL TRAIL PIPELINE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEValdosta, July 8th 2014 -- As far as 400 miles from Hendry County, Florida, people converge Thursday to support landowners in Lee County, Georgia as they countersue Sabal Trail Transmission about surveying without permission for a huge 36-inch fracked methane pipeline on a hundred-foot right of way.Watershed groups including WWALS watershed coalition and Our Santa Fe River will be there, representing all the major tributaries of the Suwannee River, in this peaceful assembly to oppose the pipeline.http://www.wwals.net/2013/11/15/wwals-files-intervenor-oppose-sabal-trail-transmission-gas-pipeline/http://spectrabusters.org/2014/05/13/pipeline-accident-risk-in-florida-springs-heartland-go-solar-instead/This hearing is part of an international trend of farmers countersuing Sabal Trail half-owner Spectra Energy, like is also happening in Chilliwack, British Columbia, where Fraser Valley Association of Pipeline Landowners, led by its president Gord Mitchell, is suing Spectra for attempting to put in a new pipeline without any further compensation.Sabal Trail Transmission is an LLC owned by Spectra Energy of Houston, Texas, and NextEra Energy, parent of FPL of Juno Beach, Florida, who allege this pipeline would serve Florida power needs, even though FPL's own 10-year plan doesn't support any need for that much more gas.Neither Spectra nor FPL nor the pipeline permitting Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) told the public there are already three authorized liquid natural gas (LNG) export companies right at the end of this pipeline chain in Florida. If LNG export happens, the price of natural gas will go up in the U.S. and Canada, according to T. Boone Pickens and other industry experts.Local landowners in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama and allies object to having their fields, wetlands, and other property invaded for the profit of a few out-of-state companies. If the pipeline explodes local and state governments will have to pay, and nobody wants another explosion like the one that killed Paul McCorkle's son in Thomson, Georgia.Also Thursday other pipeline opponents will be going to a Duke Energy meeting in Citrus County, FL about a gas plant probably to be fueled by the Sabal Trail pipeline:That's three states or provinces simultaneously opposing Spectra this week.
Date: Thursday 10 July 2014 Times: 10AM assemble outside
11AM hearing inside
Where: Lee County Courthouse
100 Leslie Highway
Leesburg, Georgia 31763
Case: Sabal Trail Transmission v. James E. Bell II and Robert Bell
Case number 14CV208RS
We hear the pipeline company is calling opponents outliers.
All outliers can come see who's lying!
SpectraBusters: We ain't afraid a no pipeline!
Landowners and others opposed to the Sabal Trail gas pipeline through Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.
Lee County, AL
Lowndes Co., GA
Levy Co., FL