The Vermont Gas Company filed a certificate for public good for the Addision Natural Gas project on Thursday.
If approved, permitting will begin.
The proposed route would send a natural gas pipeline from Colchester through Middlebury.
Some residents in Monkton and Hinesburg are not pleased.They rallied outside the Vermont Gas Company building in South Burlington on Thursday afternoon. Protesters said they are opposed to the environmental impact of installing the line, but many are also upset because the proposed route would send a gas line down Monkton Road and close to many properties in Monkton. Residents like Henry Boisse are worried about the line exploding.