Public Hearing: Gas Pipeline Expansion

Mar 19, 2013 by  | Bio |  1 Comment »

The Vermont Public Service Board will be holding a public hearing on the proposed expansion of Vermont Gas facilities.

Vermont Gas Systems Expansion

Thursday evening, March 21, 2013

7:00 p.m 

Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg, Vermont

At a time when climate change is upon us we must think carefully about putting in place new fossil fuel systems that will be around for a very long time. Keeping us hooked on fossil fuels for many years is a bad idea.

The Board will be considering the proposed route, which runs through valuable wetlands and farmland. This is the beginning of a bigger project to supply gas across Lake Champlain to New York. It also moves Vermont closer to being able to access gas supplies from fracking, which is ongoing in New York and Pennsylvania.

Come let the Board know what concerns you have. Tell the Board you want to make sure energy is used wisely and that Vermont takes steps now to reduce our addiction to fossil fuels. It is important for the Public Service Board to hear from you.

One Response to “Public Hearing: Gas Pipeline Expansion”

  1. Will Bennington

    Thanks for posting this, Sandra. There is also going to be a rally at 6 pm at CVU being hosted by Rising Tide Vermont and the Campaign to Stop the Vermont Gas Pipeline. This grassroots effort is being led by impacted landowners, farmers and youth, and it is doing everything possible to stop the pipeline.

    It would be great if CLF could promote this event as well as the public hearing. We are giving more than 2 minutes to the people who will be most impacted by this project, and are using the rally and hearing to bring more people into this grassroots effort.

    More info here: risingtidevermont.org

    Thanks so much