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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

A Federal Appeals Court Dealt a Blow to the Sabal Trail Pipeline


A federal appeals court dealt a blow to the Sabal Trail pipeline this week after it ruled in a 2-1 decision that regulators did not adequately consider the environmental impact. Two months ago, the 515-mile Sabal Trail pipeline started pumping natural gas to plants owned by Florida Power & Light and Duke Energy Florida. The $3.2 billion project snakes through Alabama, Georgia and down to Central Florida. The pipeline tunnels under forests, wetlands, ranches, rivers and several pieces of private property to sit above the Floridan aquifer, which is the primary drinking source for millions who live in the state. Environmental advocates have long said the pipeline could potentially jeopardize the source of clean water for millions and threaten Florida’s …
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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

The Sabal Trail Natural Gas Pipeline


Florida is late to the party, according to Flint Riverkeeper Gordon Rogers. The Georgia environmental advocate doesn’t mean to sound disparaging – it’s the tone of someone who’s exhausted his options in a years-long battle to revoke permits and stop the Sabal Trail pipeline, a $3.2 billion project snaking 515 miles through Alabama, Georgia and Florida that’s meant to transport more than 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas every day. The pipeline, which sits above the Floridan aquifer, plans to tunnel under forests, ranches and several bodies of water until it reaches Osceola County, where a second pipeline will connect the compressor station near Reunion past Kissimmee and into the Hunter’s Creek area. Representatives from Spectra Energy and other …
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