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RMG's #IndependentMediaMonday: The Next “Standing Rock”? Florida Protesters Fighting Sabal Trail


By MintPress News Desk | June 12, 2017

A pipeline that is under construction in several southern U.S. states has local residents fired up, as they fear potential contamination of their groundwater. The EPA and local authorities have given the pipeline a thumbs-up, despite the likelihood of significant damage to the environment. TAMPA — As the fight to stop the Dakota Access pipeline becomes a distant memory for many, similar fights are still taking place throughout much of the United States, albeit with far less press coverage by mainstream and alternative media alike. The Sabal Trail pipeline, set to span much of Florida, Georgia and Alabama, is the subject of one such struggle. Part of a joint venture owned by a consortium of energy companies, including Houston-based Spectra Energy, North Carolina’s Duke Energy and NextEraEnergy – the parent company of Floridian electricity monopoly Florida Power & Light – the $3.2 billion taxpayer-funded pipeline would carry fracked natural gas over a distance of 516 miles in order to bring “affordable, clean natural gas supplies to Florida.”

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