Opinion: Gas pipeline under lake not safe

I’m concerned about the gas pipeline scheduled to be laid under Lake Champlain.
I’m sure by now everyone has heard about the polluted water in Charleston, W.V. What if there were a gas leak in Lake Champlain? Our communities who get their drinking water from the lake would have no water to drink, etc. There is a huge price to be paid if we put the gas line in the lake and there is any kind of problem.
I think all Vermonters should be concerned over this issue, as we all use the lake in some way. Why can’t New York state run the pipeline on land, rather than in the lake? Think about it.
Florence Vincent
North Ferrisburgh

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