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Bungled Vermont Gas Pipeline – Oral Argument Scheduled
by Sandy Levine

UPDATE: The location of the hearing on September 7 has now changed to the Pavilion Building Auditorium,109 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont. The Vermont Public Service Board will hear oral arguments on September 7 at 11AM in Montpelier, Vermont, on Conservation Law Foundation’s petition seeking a new review of this misguided, mismanaged and bungled gas pipeline…

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Pipeline Expansion Threatens U.S. Climate Goals, Study Says

… “I think that just goes to show that this paper is looking at the beginning of the problem and there are even more impactful pipeline expansions across the country,” said Caitlin Peale Sloan, an attorney with Massachusetts based environmental advocacy group Conservation Law Foundation. Sloan said increasing natural gas capacity conflicts with state legislation…

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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…

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Gas Pipeline Expansion Approved in Vermont
by Sandy Levine

Just before Christmas, Vermont regulators approved a significant expansion of a natural gas pipeline in the western part of the state. You can read the decision here. During the proceedings, Conservation Law Foundation raised serious concerns about the greenhouse gas emission impacts of the project. CLF made recommendations on how to reduce those impacts with…

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“NO” to Expanding Gas Pipeline in Vermont
by Sandy Levine

At a time when climate change demands we do everything we can to move away from fossil fuels, building a new gas pipeline in Vermont moves us in the wrong direction. The Vermont Public Service Board must decide if a new 41 mile pipeline will advance the “public good” of Vermont. Conservation Law Foundation has…

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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 Tuesday evening, September 10, 2013 7:00 p.m  Middlebury Union Middle School, 48 Deerfield Lane, Middlebury, Vermont  At a time when climate change is upon us we must think carefully about putting in place new…

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Natural Gas – A “Gangplank”
by Sandy Levine

A thoughtful New York Times opinion piece from an oil and gas engineer, Anthony R. Ingrafea, recently noted that: “gas extracted from shale deposits is not a ‘bridge’ to a renewable energy future – it’s a gangplank to more warming and away from clean energy investments.” This is a refreshing insight. The leaks of methane…

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Energy: Out with the Dirty, In with the Clean
by Sandy Levine

Come join Conservation Law Foundation and our allies THIS SATURDAY in Burlington, Vermont for a discussion on Vermont’s Energy Choices. Vermont’s Energy Choices: Old Dirty Problems and Clean Energy Solutions Saturday, April 27th, 1:30 PM at the Billings Auditorium at UVM in Burlington The time is NOW to move away from dirty sources of energy…

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Public Hearing: 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 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…

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Bringing Efficiency to the Natural Gas Niche
by John Kassel

My wife and I just moved into a new (to us) apartment in Cambridge and, as is often the case, were faced with a hodge-podge of leftover light bulbs in the fixtures – some too dim, some too bright and glaring, some dead. All were incandescents. New bulbs went on my shopping list. Much to…