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Push To Block Sabal Trail Gas Pipeline Looks To Enlist U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers

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Sabal Trail pipeline opponents handed out signs and leaflets in Live Oak on April 21. (Photo: John S. Quarterman)

In an escalating effort to block the controversial Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline, opponents are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to examine allegations that information about potential environmental hazards was overlooked during the regulatory process.

“There is significant evidence … of sinkholes, springs and the underground transmission of water for many miles that were not included in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Final Environmental Impact Statement,” said U.S. Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., in a May 27 letter to the Corps.

FERC is the lead agency to review the $3 billion Sabal Trail project. In February, it approved construction through north Florida’s underlying Karst terrain – areas characterized by sinkholes, caverns, underground streams, springs and similar features – after determining it “would not result in a significant impact on the environment” or “significantly affect public safety.”

[vc_btn title=”More on Sabal Trail Pipeline” style=”outline” color=”primary” size=”lg” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.floridabulldog.org%2F2016%2F06%2F12837%2F|title:More%20on%20Sabal%20Trail%20Pipeline|target:%20_blank”][vc_message message_box_style=”3d” message_box_color=”turquoise”]By Jake Galvin and Dan Christensen, , FloridaBulldog.org, Special to SouthFloridaReporter.com, June 28, 2016 [/vc_message]