Vermont Gas Pipeline Forum This Wednesday

Sandy Levine | @CLFLevine

The new folks in town want to hear what you think about the Vermont Gas Pipeline.

WHAT:           Public Forum to Discuss Vermont Gas Pipeline Project

WHEN:          Wednesday, February 22

TIME:            5:30 – 8:30pm

WHERE:       Montpelier High School, 5 High School Dr, Montpelier, VT 05602

June Tierney, the new Commissioner of the Public Service Department, invites the public to discuss the Addison County pipeline project in Montpelier, Vermont, this Wednesday evening.

With the project almost completed, it seems a bit like asking whether to close the barn door after the horse is out. Still, it is good she is asking what people think.

Vermont Gas Systems is still looking to increase rates to pay for this outdated project. Here is CLF’s legal brief from the current case. And Vermont Gas just filed for new, higher rates last week. From the beginning, Vermont Gas Systems was in way over its head in developing and building this polluting project. And there is still CLF’s request to require Vermont Gas to seek a new permit for the bungled project, for which costs have skyrocketed and newer, cleaner and cheaper energy alternatives abound.

It’s time for Vermont to kick the fossil fuel habit. Building more and bigger pipelines simply yokes us to dirty gas and oil for decades.

Come tell the new Commissioner “No More Pipelines” and “Stamp Return to Sender” on the Addison Natural Gas Project.

Don’t saddle Vermonters with the high cost and pollution of this bad project.

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