SE Tribes Oppose the Sabal Trail Natural Gas Pipeline
SABAL TRAIL NATURAL GAS PIPELINE
In the Southeast, Spectra’s Sabal Trail pipeline, a 515 mile natural gas pipeline (methane) is being laid from Alabama, through SW Georgia and intersects the state of Florida. This system will include staging areas, compressor stations and methane facilities. Spectra already has a poor safety record and this pipeline will be transporting fracked gas in high pressure pipelines (recently in the news for spontaneous explosions in AL). The endangerment to waterways, rivers, springs and lakes is eminent and indigenous burial sites are being disturbed. People's property has been stolen via eminent domain resulting in over 160 lawsuits. THIS PROJECT HAS ALREADY BEEN APPROVED. The methane will be primarily for export.
(From Sacred Stone Camp) The Sacred Water Camp and Water Is Life Camp are ongoing camps in need of supplies, experienced organizers, and other people. An upcoming mass civil disobedience event is inviting all to mobilize in Florida. Get in touch here or donate to support the camps. Also support the organizing efforts of the SPIRET Foundation and Bobby C. Billie, one of the clan leaders and spiritual leader of the Council of the Original Miccosukee Simanolee Nation Aboriginal Peoples, in their efforts to hold regulatory agencies accountable for support of the pipeline. Contact organizers Shannon Larsen or email Beth Huss.
Keep up to date with events with all groups statewide at the Water Protector Alliance calendar.
Corporate Interests: The pipeline companies behind DAPL are Energy Transfer Partners and Enbridge. Last year, Energy Transfer Equity bought Williams Company, the pipeline company behind the Transco Hillabee Transmission Project in Alabama where Sabal Trail plans to get its fracked methane. The big banks investing in these 20th century fossil fuel pipeline projects include Bank of America, State Street, and Morgan Stanley.
Events calendar: http://www.waterprotectoralliance.org/statewide-event-map-1.html
Tribes: Timucua, Ais, Calusa, Jeaga, Tequesa, Hitchiti, Oconee, Miccosukee, Creek, Apalache, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Alabama, Abihka, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Koasati, Biloxi, Mobile, Muskogee.