CLF Takes VT Gas Fight to State’s Highest Court

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Says project has become too costly and dangerous

April 28, 2017 (BURLINGTON, VT) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) announced today that it has appealed the Vermont Public Service Board’s refusal to re-examine Vermont Gas Systems’ pipeline to the State Supreme Court. CLF contends that the project’s nearly doubled cost, poor management and worse environmental impacts since its approval require a second look.

“If we knew four years ago what we know now, this project would never have been approved,” said CLF senior attorney Sandra Levine. “With costs skyrocketing while renewable alternatives are cheaper than ever, it’s become increasingly clear that this pipeline is a bad deal both economically and environmentally for the people of Vermont.  We cannot give this project a free pass while Vermonters pay the price.”

More information about CLF’s fight against the Vermont Gas project is available here.

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