As the demand for natural gas continues to grow, companies that sell the fuel are hoping to expand.
South Burlington-based Vermont Gas Systems currently serves areas of Chittenden and Franklin counties. Now the utility wants to provide service to points south – and west.
On Thursday, amid protests outside its office, Vermont Gas filed a petition for a state permit to begin construction. But its proposed underground pipeline project has already collided with opposition from local residents who don’t like the route.
Monkton Select Board Chairman John Phillips reviews a map that shows the route of a natural gas pipeline proposed by Vermont Gas Systems.
When Jennifer Baker got word from her neighbor that Vermont Gas had plans to put down pipe right in front of her nineteenth century farm house in Monkton, she says they began to do some research.