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Opinion: Pipeline opponents were disrespectful at hearing

Posted on May 19, 2014 |
By Jim Ortuno



After attending the Public Service Board hearing in Shoreham (on Phase II of the proposed Vermont Gas pipeline), I came away with a different perspective than I went in with.

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Pipeline plan gets frosty reception

Posted on May 12, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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SHOREHAM — Some came displaying colorful banners, bearing such slogans as “Tap lines, not gas lines,” and “Plant trees, not pipelines.”

Others recited poems and prayers.

All who walked up to the microphone spoke passionately.

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Vermont Gas proposal could seal pipeline records

Posted on May 1, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BURLINGTON — Vermont Gas Systems has asked the Public Service Board to approve a protective agreement the company brokered with the Public Service Department, which would limit the public’s access to documents related to Phase II of the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project.

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Shoreham school to host hearing on pipeline this Wednesday

Posted on May 1, 2014 |
By John Flowers



SHOREHAM — The Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) on Wednesday, May 7, will hold its first of two public hearings on Vermont Gas Systems’ “Phase II” pipeline project that would carry natural gas from Middlebury to the International Paper mill in Ticonderoga, N.Y.

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Opinion: Natural gas pipeline is a cost-effective, timely solution

Posted on March 19, 2014 |
By Stephen J. Wark



Extending natural gas to the International Paper mill in Ticonderoga will save Vermonters $45 million of the cost to deliver natural gas to Rutland by 2020 — 15 years sooner than would otherwise be possible — and help strengthen the regional economy and improve air quality.

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Editorial: Phase II and the public good

Posted on March 10, 2014 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



If Vermont Gas Systems thinks it has had a rocky time with Phase I of the Addison County pipeline project, running from Colchester to Middlebury, they might want to reconsider their strategy for the next leg of the project. With Phase II, it’s going to get much worse.

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Citizens in three county town denounce gas pipeline proposal

Posted on March 6, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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MONKTON — Residents in three Addison County towns this week passed articles condemning the Vermont Gas Systems pipeline that is proposed to run through the county.

Voters in Monkton, Cornwall and Shoreham voiced their disapproval with Vermont Gas, the state’s only gas utility, by overwhelmingly approving the measures at their respective town meetings.

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Opinion: Public Service Board gas decision served businesses, not public

Posted on January 13, 2014 |
By Eugenie Doyle



Monkton residents got the coal-in-stocking treatment from the Public Service board on the day before Christmas Eve when the PSB released a ruling favorable to Vermont Gas/Gas Métro and unfavorable to concerned Monkton residents and landowners.

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Opinion: PSB decision favored corporations, not people

Posted on January 6, 2014 |
By Bill Schneider



Vermont’s appointed Public Service Board should be sacked, its power reined in and synchronized with core values.

How is it that the PSB rationale to approve Vermont Gas’ Phase One is the equivalent of “eating our neighbors’ dogs can stave off hunger for some Vermonters and will temporarily support economic growth here”? This basis to justify cost savings is a direct contradiction to the reasoning for our legislation that outlaws fracking in Vermont.

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Opinion: Don't let Public Service Board be a pipeline grinch

Posted on January 2, 2014 |
By Nancy Latourelle



’Twas the night before Christmas when decisions were made.

Gas companies a marching, easements soon paid.

Folks from Middlebury, Shoreham, Cornwall and more

Rise up and resist for all that it’s for.

 

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

Or is there?

And do we forfeit our historic values of independence, self-reliance

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