Public Hearing: Vermont Gas Systems Rates

Sandy Levine | @CLFLevine

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 we think carefully about putting in place – and funding – 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.

Putting the brakes on rate increases for foolhardy projects like the Vermont Gas Pipeline makes sense.

The Board is considering a proposal to increase rates and use other customer funds for the ill-advised, drastically over-budget and environmentally damaging Vermont Gas Systems pipeline. The proposed project expands Vermont’s reliance on fossil fuels at a time when we need to be moving away from these polluting sources.

Come let the Board know what concerns you have. Tell the Board you want to make sure energy is used wisely and that customers should not bankroll expensive, mismanaged and polluting new fossil fuel expansions. Vermont must take steps now to reduce our addiction to fossil fuels.

It is important for the Public Service Board to hear from you.

 

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