Opinion: Who needs a pipeline? Let’s use ‘gas islands’ instead

In regard to Norton Latourelle’s letter to the editor, Monday, Sept 29, we would like to encourage residents of Vermont (especially Addison County) and New York to consider his suggestion of an alternative to the contentious pipeline.
The future economic and environmental impact of a pipeline cannot be determined now and certainly would benefit by considering a less invasive and less expensive means of transporting the gas. The “gas island” concept for transporting the gas sounds like a viable and safe one, preferable to the proposed pipeline.
Mr. Latourelle sums it up best in his final paragraph: “As we are repeatedly mired in time-consuming delays and unsightly and possibly unconstitutional eminent domain proceedings, the way to a speedy, profitable future lies in this alternative. Pipelines are outdated disfiguring scars on our landscapes.”
Ellyn and David Mack

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