Even though fracking is illegal in Vermont, Vermont Gas wants to build a pipeline carrying fracked gas from Alberta, Canada, through Vermont’s Addison County–and underneath Lake Champlain.

Vermont Gas has submitted an application for a Certificate of Public Good (CPG)—which it needs to begin constructing the fracked gas pipeline–with the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB).

The good news is that Vermont citizens can still stop the fracked gas pipeline. VPIRG is participating in the legal proceedings at the PSB, and working with local activists to mobilize a high-profile information campaign so the three member board knows just how opposed the public is to a brand new fracked gas pipeline.

VPIRG Reacts to PSB Decision on Fracked Gas Pipeline

On Friday, the Vermont Public Service Board decided not to reopen the December 23, 2013, final Order in which it granted a Certificate of Public Good to Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. to construct a fracked gas transmission line into Addison County, Vermont. While the world is turning away from fossil…

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Updated: 1400+ Call for End of Gas Pipeline Project

VPIRG and hundreds of our supporters joined with a coalition to urge Governor Peter Shumlin and the Public Service Board to stop construction of the fracked gas pipeline. Read the updated statement to the media and the full letter to Governor Shumlin and the Public Service Board below. ———————————————— Updated…

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Vermont Gas Cancels Phase 2 of Fracked Gas Pipeline

Today Vermont Gas CEO Don Rendall announced that the company has canceled plans for Phase 2 of the proposed fracked gas pipeline. Phase 2 would have carried fracked gas underneath Lake Champlain to International Paper’s plant in Ticonderoga, NY. VPIRG Executive Director Paul Burns had this to say  on Vermont Gas’…

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VPIRG Legal Brief Blasts Vermont Gas

On December 29, VPIRG filed a legal motion asking the Public Service Board to reject Vermont Gas’ extraordinary request to indefinitely delay proceedings on the Phase II of the company’s fracked gas pipeline project. Specifically, VPIRG asked the Board to dismiss Vermont Gas’ Petition without prejudice, but with specific conditions…

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