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Bungled Vermont Gas Pipeline – Comments Needed
by Sandy Levine

Pulling the plug on the Vermont Gas pipeline is long overdue. Conservation Law Foundation sued to require that Vermont Gas Systems demonstrate the proposed pipeline is justified. You can read our brief and reply brief here. It should be a tall order. If regulators knew in 2013 what they know now, it is hard to…

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Public Hearing: Vermont Gas Systems Rates
by Sandy Levine

The Vermont Public Service Board will be holding a public hearing on a planned rate increase and use of customer funds to support expansion of Vermont Gas facilities. Vermont Gas Systems – Rates & Use of Customer Funds for Pipeline Thursday evening, June 16, 2016 7:00 p.m Colchester High School 131 Laker Lane, Colchester, VT Climate change demands…

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Vermont Gas Pipeline: A Closer Look at Ballooning Costs
by Sandy Levine

When costs double, taking a closer look at a project makes sense. That will happen in Vermont with the Vermont Gas Pipeline. Vermont regulators recently denied a request by Vermont Gas to sweep under the rug a closer look at the pipeline’s exorbitant cost increases. You can read the Board’s Order here. Vermont rules require…

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Vermont is Burning the Furniture
by Sandy Levine

Vermont legislators are scrambling to plug the budget – and there are plans to raid funding for heating efficiency to do that. This is troubling on many levels. It raids monies from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) to backfill another shortage. It also comes on top of the proposal to shortchange energy efficiency as part of otherwise…

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Reset on Vermont Natural Gas Expansion
by Sandy Levine

It’s good news that Vermont Gas Systems announced they will hit the reset button on the planned new natural gas pipeline in Western Vermont. Global warming demands far greater scrutiny of new fossil fuel expansions. The project costs keep ballooning. In July, cost estimates increased more than 40%. At that time CLF called for a…

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Vermont Gas — Faulty Analysis, Faulty Results
by Sandy Levine

Taking climate change seriously means taking a hard look at proposals to expand fossil fuels in the region. Science tells us we need to move quickly – run, don’t walk – away from fossil fuels to cleaner, renewable sources of energy. The massive new pipeline proposed by Vermont Gas will run (not walk) through Vermont…

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Public Hearing: Vermont Gas Pipeline Expansion
by Sandy Levine

The Vermont Public Service Board will be holding a public hearing on the proposed Phase 2 expansion of Vermont Gas facilities. Vermont Gas Systems ExpansionThursday evening, June 12, 2014 7:00 p.m Middlebury Union High School Auditorium73 Charles Ave., Middlebury, VT At a time when climate change is upon us we must think carefully about putting in place new…

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Public Hearing: Vermont Gas Pipeline Expansion
by Sandy Levine

The Vermont Public Service Board will be holding a public hearing on the proposed expansion of Vermont Gas facilities. Vermont Gas Systems Expansion Wednesday evening, May 7, 2014 7:00 p.m  Shoreham Elementary School,  130 School Road, Shoreham, Vermont At a time when climate change is upon us we must think carefully about putting in place…