Stop Sabal Trail Pipeline!
Saving the Floridian Aquifer
"When I saw those pipelines coming in right next to our ceremonial ground, I could not do anything. I just stood there watching . . . in pain." - Miccosukee Elder Bobby C. Billie on seeing the construction of one section of the pipeline that destroyed the creek near sacred ceremonial ground.
On this week's episode of Love (and Revolution) Radio, we speak with three guests working across Florida to protect the Floridian Aquifer and indigenous rights from the effects of the construction of the Sabal Trail Pipeline. This tri-state natural gas pipeline is slated to be built by June 2017, and many people are concerned it could have catastrophic consequences on the wetlands and underground aquifer of North-Central Florida.
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"All of the wetlands along the Southeast Corridor have been destroyed.
It has been beyond painful."
- Shannon Larsen on the impacts of the construction of one segment of the pipeline.
About Our Guests
Bobby C. Billie is one of the clan leaders and spiritual leaders of the Council of Original Miccosukee Seminole Nation Aboriginal People. He is a member of the Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council of North and South America.
Shannon Larsen is the cofounder of Ancient Trees, a group she started after seeing the clearcutting of the Pacific Northwest, and which now serves as a home for environmental justice campaigns and others causes. She is an Indigenous rights advocate.
Chris Mericle is a resident of Hamilton City, Florida, and a member of several environmental groups opposing the Sabal Trail Pipeline, including the WWALS Watershed Coalition and the Sierra Club. He spearheaded the movement to move the pipeline off the Northern Withlacoochee River.
Coming up next! We're going to speak with David Ragland of The Truth Telling Project about the importance of truth, communication, and restorative justice as a process of working for social justice.
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