natural gas pipeline

Vermonters Celebrate New Federal Investigation into VGS Pipeline Safety

News Release — Protect Geprags Park, 350 Vermont, Upper Valley Affinity Group, Vermonters for a Clean Environment, Hands Across the Valley, Just Power, Rutland Area Climate Coalition and Toxics Action Center January 13, 2017 Contacts: Rachel Smolker, Protect Geprags Park [email protected] (802) 482-2848 or (802) 735-7794 -mobile Twitter: @rsmolker Jane Palmer Monkton Resident [email protected] (802) […]

Vermont Gas gets go-ahead for pipeline construction through Hinesburg park

Vermont Supreme Court lifts a stay for last section of the 41-mile Addison natural gas pipeline, which a company official says should be pumping gas within 15 weeks. The court will still hear the case and provisions are in place to reverse construction if the plaintiff wins.

Terence Cuneo: A morally wrong decision

By permitting a portion of Geprags Park to be taken by eminent domain, the Hinesburg Select Board has broken the “covenant real” with the Geprags sisters.

Ross Saxton: Vermont Gas pipeline is a worsening investment

It’s mind-blowing that the state of Vermont is willing to increase our use of fracked natural gas even though we banned fracking in the state.

Community Members Prevent Eminent Domain Proceedings for Third Time

News Release — Rising Tide Vermont 9 February 2016 Contact: Will Bennington, Rising Tide Vermont 802.734.9642 Community Members Prevent Eminent Domain Proceedings for Third Time, Stalling Land Condemnations for Pipeline Montpelier, Vt. – Dozens of community members from across the state prevented a third eminent domain proceeding for Vermont Gas’ fracked gas pipeline today, effectively […]

Group appeals on governor to protect utility customers and appeal pipeline decision

News Release — Just Power February 4, 2016 Contacts: Rebecca Foster, 350Vermont, 646-468-3511 Barb Wilson, Just Power, 802-289-4287 Shaina Kasper, Toxics Action Center, 802-922-4780 Barrie Bailey, Hands Across the Valley, 802-352-4231 Beth Thompson, Rutland Area Climate Coalition, 802-293-2695 Middlebury, Vermont — Citing new information indicating the cost of natural gas is higher than home heating […]

Dozens protest gas pipeline at Public Service Board’s office

Huge cost increase estimates will unduly burden ratepayers and better energy alternatives are available, opponents say

Vermont Gas’ new CEO vows better communication

Don Rendall remains optimistic that the company’s natural gas pipeline expansion in Addison County will be built and said he intends to work more transparently with landowners along the route.

Legislative preview: Energy credits, lake cleanup to top agenda

Carbon tax unlikely, but a replacement for the SPEED program for renewable energy and ways to pay for Lake Champlain cleanup will keep lawmakers busy.

Vermont Gas slows second phase of pipeline extension

While Vermont Gas plans to update the cost estimates, the lead bankroller of the project, International Paper, is now concerned about when the gas will arrive at its mill on the other side of Lake Champlain.

Successful Vermont Gas pipe replacement and repair reflected in Google survey

Vermont Gas Systems (VGS) welcomes findings of a recent Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)/Google Earth Outreach survey of natural gas pipeline leakage conducted in Burlington last summer.

Vermont Gas announces more pipeline easements

Vermont Gas Systems said Tuesday it has made progress in negotiating with landowners to build its natural gas pipeline through Addison County. Special Report: Eminent Domain The natural gas utility’s 41-mile pipeline project will cross 220 properties from Colchester to Middlebury. The company said Tuesday it has settled easement agreements with 166 landowners along the […]

Shumlin feels consequences of his fracked gas pipeline support

The dissatisfaction with Governor Shumlin shown at the polls comes in large part from voters’ frustration with his hypocritical support for the fracked gas pipeline.

Special Report: Landowners to fight eminent domain

About 60 landowners have not granted easements to Vermont Gas for a proposed pipeline extension. The company is expected to start condemnation proceedings on many of those properties as soon as this week.