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.

The “Pants on Fire” Award

Clean Coal. “Vermont” Gas. “Sustainable” Fossil Fuels. This industry will really say anything to promote its climate-roasting product. Take Vermont Gas for instance. If this company were selling maple syrup instead of fracked gas, it would be in violation of state laws prohibiting false advertising. Its fossil fuel doesn’t come…

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90+ Local Businesses: Stop Fracked Gas Pipeline

For Immediate Release: February 25, 2014 90+ Local Businesses: Stop Fracked Gas Pipeline Clean alternatives render project unnecessary, immoral, businesses say Middlebury, VT–Amidst growing statewide controversy about the proposed Vermont Gas Systems’ pipeline extension, today 90 small Vermont businesses went public with their opposition to the massive new fracked gas…

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