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Lowndes County Democratic Party renews resolution against Sabal Trail, for Solar after Florida resolutions

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Valdosta, April 3, 2017 — a moral obligation to leave our children and grandchildren with an earth as safe, beautiful, and majestic as the one bequeathed to us by our parents and grandparents On March 27, 2017, the Lowndes County Democratic Committee (LCDC) approved a new resolution against Sabal Trail methane pipeline and for solar power, going beyond the old ones it passed in March 2014, this time calling for financial divestment from companies that support the pipeline, including calling on local and state elected officials to divest and not to accept any campaign finance funds from the same. The new LCDC resolution includes a quote agreeing that Sabal Trail is a threat to our drinking water in the Florida Aquifer, from a resolution of February 2017 by the Orange County, Florida Democratic Executive Committee (DEC); several other Florida county DECs have since also passed such resolutions.

The LCDC WHEREASes cite economics, damage Sabal Trail has already caused to our environment including Withlacoochee River, eminent domain for private company is not equal justice under the law, public safety and welfare, the lack of need for the pipeline now that Florida Power and Light has admitted Florida needs no new electricity until 2024, the economic victory of solar power, Floridians’ vote last year for solar power, and education, since Sabal Trail goes barely a mile from Clyattville Elementary School in Lowndes County.

This resolution will be discussed 6PM tonight at the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP) at Mama Junes restaurant in Valdosta, along with new signs to Support Our Teachers.

The full text of the new LCDP resolution, entitled “A Resolution Against the Sabal Trail methane pipeline and For Solar Power”, is on the LCDP website in PDF. The resolution concludes: Continue reading

Ask Lowndes County to reject Sabal Trail easement tonight 2016-01-26

Lowndes County apparently didn’t tell the reporter about the mercury-contaminated closed Clyattville landfill Lowndes County Parcel 0098 004 through which the The Lowndes Commission votes tonight for a Sabal Trail pipeline easement, according to the front page of the Valdosta Daily Times this morning and yesterday morning’s Work Session. Yet the county did not mention in either of those that the easement is to go through the mercury-contaminated closed Clyattville landfill in a Floridan Aquifer recharge zone. Is a one-time payment of $54,300 enough to risk ongoing hazards to our only source of drinking water, plus facilitating a pipeline company from Houston, Texas taking easements from local property owners?

If you don’t think so, please write to commissioner@lowndescounty.com before 5:30 PM tonight, and also come to the meeting if you can. But you won’t get to speak before they vote, so write first.

In March 2014 the Lowndes County Democratic Committee voted to oppose Sabal Trail, and Continue reading

Jason Carter at LCDP BBQ 1 July 2014

Come hear Jason Carter for Governor, Daniel Blackman for GA PSC, and Valerie Wilson for State School Superintendent at the Annual LCDP BBQ, July 1, 2014, Mathis Auditorium, Valdosta, GA.

We have invited all statewide candidates, and of course local runoff and general election candidates, to join us at the barbecue. Confirmed to attend so far: Continue reading

Lowndes County Democratic Committee Votes to Support Solar Bill

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Valdosta, March 2, 2014 —

Local Democratic Party leadership voted Saturday to support a Georgia
solar financing bill.

The Lowndes County Democratic leadership voted to advocate for the
bipartisan distributed rooftop solar financing bill, HB 874, the
Solar Power Free-Market Financing and Property Rights Act of 2014.

Georgia Democrats believe we have a moral obligation to leave our
children and grandchildren with an earth as safe, beautiful, and
majestic as the one bequeathed to us by our parents and grandparents.

Affordable access to solar power increases Georgia’s Continue reading