Source: Addison County Independent
MONTPELIER — At a pre-hearing conference last Wednesday, the Vermont Public Service Board pushed back on Vermont Gas Systems’ preferred schedule for its proposed natural gas pipeline.
The PSB told VGS that its schedule for the pipeline, which would bring Canadian natural gas through Addison County to customers in Vergennes and Middlebury and also to International Paper in Ticonderoga, N.Y., was too aggressive.
The pipeline’s route from Chittenden County through Monkton has been the subject of heated dispute in recent weeks.
Eleven Monkton residents and the town’s recently enlisted lawyer, Joshua Diamond of the Montpelier firm Diamond & Robinson, attended the conference.
Local opposition to the pipeline began in Monkton in early December, when it became known that VGS had changed the route the pipeline would take through Monkton and Hinesburg.