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Check out the video after the jump to see why you should Stop the Proposed Palmetto Pipeline. Kinder Morgan wants to build a pipeline connecting Georgia, SC, and Florida – using eminent domain. Read on to see the facts you need to know about this pipeline and the company trying to build it.
In 2005, Kinder Morgan spilled 70,000 gallons of fuel into Oakland’s inner harbor, and then 300 gallons into the Donner Lake watershed in Sierra Nevada. And in 2007 the City of San Diego sued Kinder Morgan for falsifying records of the clean-up of a fuel leak that contaminated the aquifer (Ex.-4 at pg. 10). Deerfield, MA Board of Health Decision Documents
The Palmetto Pipeline will take 30,000 tractor-trailer round trips-the equivalent of 8.6 million miles and 5.5 million barrels of fuel–off Georgia highways.
Pipeline will add 25,000 barrels per day to the constrained Savannah market. An estimated 50 to 60 percent of products transported by pipeline will reach consumers in the Augusta and Savannah areas.
Georgia’s fuel demand peaked in 2002. It has fallen 14% since 2002; this trend is projected to continue until 2040. http://www.eia.gov
Pipeline should reduce transportation costs of motor fuel by at least 25%
“SHOULD” ¬– WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?—? Kinder Morgan REFUSES to DISCLOSE exact number. Other pipelines do reveal their tariff, which is the same for all customers. When KM executive, has been asked directly about tariff and transportation costs, he has stated the federal regulations prohibit his answering. THERE ARE NO FEDERAL REGULATIONS THAT PROHIBIT KM FROM DISCLOSING THIS VITAL INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC. IN FACT, THIS IS A KEY PIECE OF THE INFORMATION THEY CONTINUE TO HIDE FROM THE PUBLIC WITH DOUBLE TALK.
Pipeline will reduce dependence on foreign oil and will ensure our area has multiple energy delivery options now and in the future.
U.S. is a net exporter of refined petroleum and has been since 2011. From 2002 to 2014 exports of refined petroleum grew by 228%. http://www.eia.gov
Pipeline will actually reduce the energy delivery options to Georgia.
By 2040, population along the pipeline route will grow by approx. 43%. This 23-county area’s gasoline usage will grow to 72,000 barrels a day. This pipeline will lay groundwork to serving Georgia’s growing population.
“Kinder Morgan was aware it did not have permission to do survey work, Sanders said.
Screven County Sheriff Mike Kile said he made the decision to issue the warrant.
“They entered without permission,” he said. “You can’t do that on other people’s property if they tell you to stay out.”
The surveyors, all out-of-state residents, told Helms they were following their company’s directives and based on GPS coordinates they were provided. Warned they could be charged with criminal trespass, the supervisor, Horn, said they had finished but needed to retrieve equipment.
“Mr. Horn then made the comment ‘you can’t stop the pipeline, they have enough money to push the pipeline through the county,’” the incident report reads.
All impacted landowners will be paid fair market value for access to their property.
Many landowners do not want to give access at any price. For some, it is not about the money. (Public Record: GA DOT Hearings April 21 and May 7, 2015)
Proposed pipeline will be completely underground and away from the coast.
Kinder Morgan’s proposal crosses all 5 of Georgia’s river basins; e.g., Savannah, Ogeechee, Altamaha, Satilla, and St. Mary’s Rivers. These rivers drain into all coastal wetlands, marshes, and the Atlantic Ocean. It also crosses the far eastern section of the Okefenokee Watershed.http://savannahnow.com/2015-04-15/pipeline-draft-maps-released