April 20, 2018 (BURLINGTON, VT) – The Vermont Supreme Court announced today that Vermont Gas Systems is not required to reevaluate its new gas pipeline expansion. This decision rejected Conservation Law Foundation’s (CLF) 2017 appeal, which called for a review of the project after it had nearly doubled in cost and increased its negative environmental impacts.
“Climate change demands that we set aside harmful, unnecessary fossil fuel pipelines, and today’s decision is a step in the wrong direction,” said Sandra Levine, Senior Attorney at Conservation Law Foundation. “Without a fresh look at what has become an entirely new project, the troubled Vermont Gas pipeline will saddle Vermonters with higher costs and more pollution for decades.”
More information about CLF’s fight against the Vermont Gas project is available here.
CLF experts are available for further comment.