Bell Brothers Vs Sabal Trail Fees
Thank you for stopping by and looking at this.
This page has been set up in attempt to help my brother and I fight an incredible injustice in our eyes. The injustice is that 2 average American citizens are now forced to pay the legal fees of a multi-billion dollar company in the amount of over $47,000.00.
The funds will be used solely to pay these fees. We have 30 days to raise the money.
Over the last two years, we have been fighting within the law to keep Sabal Trail pipeline off of our land. This is 36 inch pipeline that will only be 3 ft under the ground and it will take 1.3 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from Alabama down through Georgia into Florida. That amounts to 474.5 billion cubic feet each year.
They will be going under Chattahooche River and Flint River and in my opinion there is the potential for catastrophic harm to the environment of my beloved southwest Georgia as well as northern Florida.
Our mother bought us this land about 30 years ago right after she successfully battled bone cancer. It was her wish for us to always have it and to be able to build homes on it. Well, that will now never be the case.
This is a for profit company ran by Spectra Energy. They do not need the $47,000. I feel they want to make an example of my brother and I. I can almost guarantee they will be using this ruling, to intimidate anyone else who dares stand against them.
I hate that I am here having asking for help, but we don't have many options. We simply do not have the money to pay these outrageous fees.
Any donations at all would be just incredible!
Thank you from the bottom of our heart and God Bless!!!
Patterson, the greater good is that it will enable landowners to stand up to fossil fuel companies. Spectra doesn't care about the $47k, their goal is to use this incident as a deterrent for other eminent domain cases so landowners are too intimidated to fight pipelines in the future. If they steamroll the Bells, we should expect them to do the same to everybody else whose land they want to steal and endanger.
I would be more inclined to donate to taking the legal battle to a higher court and challenging the use of eminant domain for private profit. I see no greater good in this project. If you were to win the big battle Spectra would be reimbursing you for legal fees and you might stop more pipelines than just Sabal Trail.
Can I ask who your attorney is and if they specialize in eminent domain?
A friend sent me the info on FB messenger then I found a link that I posted to my page. I wish there was more I could do to help. I will keep posting the story and your GoFundMe page. Just a thought that maybe you could get in touch with Indigenous Rising Media and The Young Turks media (TYT) to bring attention to them about this. I hope all works out for you. I will also be praying.
Can you tell me which attorney represented you?