The independent investigator hired by the state said the utility ‘was diligent in their efforts’ to comply with state and federal regulations. He found a few issues.
The Public Utility Commission is trying to determine whether the pipeline was buried deep enough in Addison County.
I silently held my sign that said “TD BANK FUNDS DAPL” as admitted students and their families considered not only what classes to take, but which bank to choose.
No amount of half-truths and misleading information from Vermont Gas and the Department of Public Service will hide the fact that this was a project that never should have happened.
With Vermont’s energy future in the balance and growing public interest, another pipeline hearing is a good sign.
The more I learn about Hinesburg’s decision to accept Vermont Gas System’s plan, the more dismayed and disappointed I am.
Opponents of a natural gas pipeline extension attempted to halt work on the project Monday in Essex. A group of more than a dozen demonstrators attempted to disrupt work along Vermont 289 on Vermont Gas Systems’ proposed pipeline extension from Colchester to Middlebury, according to a news release from the group Rising Tide Vermont. The […]
On Tuesday public advocates brought in witnesses who criticized both the pipeline extension project and the calculations that the company has used to justify the efficacy of the pipeline.
A spokesperson said the demonstration was a precursor to a larger event planned for Montpelier, where a Public Service Board hearing will ultimately decide whether to renew Vermont Gas’ certificate of public good for the 41-mile natural gas pipeline from Chittenden County to Addison County.
The company withheld details of a 40 percent cost increase from regulators for six months. “I wish I had done this differently,” said Eileen Simollardes, a vice president at Vermont Gas Systems.
The Public Service Board is still deciding whether to reconsider the $154 million project, which was approved last summer.
The Shumlin administration has tightened security in the aftermath of a protest last week in which demonstrators occupied a room on the same floor as the governor’s office. 64 people were arrested.
Does International Paper need a pipeline that would be destructive to the environment, risky to the lake, devaluing to homeowners’ properties and an introduction of an ever-increasing costly infrastructure?
As we’ve learned from the best of our childhood stories, all magic has a price. Tragically, the price of the immense power of fossil fuels isn’t an innocent fairy tale at all.