Update: WCTV Eyewitness News
September 4, 2015
JASPER, Fla. -- The WWALS will receive a hearing regarding the Sabal Trail Pipeline, according to the group.
“Everyone told us we’d never get a hearing, so apparently we interpreted the previous day’s FL-DEP dismissal too broadly. But sometimes if you try, you succeed. And WWALS continues to try to stop the unnecessary, destructive, and hazardous Sabal Trail pipeline,” said WWALS President John S. Quarterman.
September 3, 2015
Valdosta, GA - The Florida Department of Environmental Protection denies the appeal of a group looking to stop construction of a natural gas pipeline in our area.
The Florida DEP told the WWALSWatershed coalition it would have to amend its appeal in order for it to be considered.
However, according to the organization, their appeal to block the Sabal Trail Pipeline from being built in Florida was denied.
This now means Sabal Trail is a step closer to building a natural gas pipeline between Florida and Georgia.
August 28, 2015
Hamilton County, FL - WWALS Watershed Coalition filed an amended petition Friday, opposing the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's intent to issue a building permit for a 36-inch natural pipeline under the Suwannee River in Florida.
"The combination of all this opposition, what we of course want to do is to stop the pipeline", says John Quarterman, with WWALS. "There's no need for this pipeline. Solar power is what we should be doing."
WWALS originally filed a petition on August 7th. The DEP denied that petition on August 14th. The amended petition was filed today.