The Vermont Public Service Board held a hearing on a proposed new natural gas pipeline Tuesday, leading to an at times raucous, tense exchange between opponents and board members.
The Addison Natural Gas Project proposed by Vermont Gas consists of about 43 miles of new pipeline to carry natural gas through Chittenden and Addison counties. There are also about five miles of new distribution lines and new gate stations in Addison County. The Public Service Board held a second public hearing on the plan in Middlebury Tuesday evening. Among the first to speak was Joe Fusco of Casella Waste Systems, who spoke in favor of the pipeline, noting that his company’s trucks have been converted to natural gas.
A series of speakers followed in opposition.