MONKTON, Vt. -
Changes proposed to a natural gas pipeline are not sitting well with folks in Monkton.
Vermont Gas has proposed a 42-mile project that runs through the town. It marks the beginning of company’s proposed southern expansion in Vermont and over to New York.
But residents in Monkton say the pipeline needs to be rerouted. They say the current plan is too close to homes and drinking wells. They also say it would threaten the town’s plan for a salamander crossing. The town is working with the Agency of Natural Resources to find a way for the amphibians to safely cross the road.
The town is asking that the pipeline run down the utility transmission corridor owned by VELCO, like it does in some other towns.