Opponents of a proposed Addison County natural gas pipeline brought their concerns to Montpelier on Monday with a street protest that targeted the Shumlin Administration’s support for the project.
The group says the administration has downplayed the pipeline’s impact on climate change.
About 20 protesters chanted and sang, as they voiced their frustration with the Department of Public Service, which represents ratepayers in utility cases. The protesters argue the department overlooked evidence that the line will cause an increase in greenhouse gas pollution.
Avery Pittman is from Vergennes. She says the Addison County pipeline will also carry gas derived from the environmentally risky process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.