On Thursday, Vermont Gas Systems filed a petition for a state permit to begin construction of its underground pipeline project, which has already collided with opposition from local residents who don’t like the route.
We’ll look at causes for the recent rise in gas and heating oil prices and how some are dealing with it; also we hear about causes for the possible loss of funding at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.
Vermont Gas hopes to extend a
proposed natural gas pipeline to carry fuel under Lake Champlain to the International Paper plant in Ticonderoga, New York. The natural gas provider already
plans to build a pipeline south from Chittenden County to Vergennes, Middlebury and eventually to Rutland.
controversial natural gas-extraction process that’s come to be known as
"fracking" isn’t being used in Vermont yet, but the question of whether it should be
prohibited entirely will be discussed in Montpelier this week.
Gas Systems wants to extend its natural gas pipeline another 50 miles south to
begin serving customers in Vergennes and Middlebury. The company tells Addison County residents that the $57 million project has
environmental and economic benefits, but
some people are still raising concerns.
natural gas pipeline from Quebec to
Addison County has moved a step closer to reality. State
utility regulators have allowed Vermont Gas Systems to set up a special fund that
uses ratepayer revenue to pay for some of the pipeline work. Vermont Gas says the decision means it can move ahead
with plans to extend the pipeline south to Vergennes and Middlebury.