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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Al Gore Implores Audience to Support VT Carbon Pollution Tax Campaign

Al Gore delivered his Climate Reality presentation to a capacity crowd at Ira Allen Chapel on the University of Vermont campus Tuesday. The former vice president delivered the most up-to-date version of his renowned slideshow detailing the science behind man-made global warming, the climate crisis we are now facing and…

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Is Ethan Allen Institute Trying To Hide Its Climate Denying History?

The “Vermont Legislator Roll Call Profiles” published by the Ethan Allen Institute on Tuesday had at least one notable omission: the 25-5 roll call vote on Senate Resolution 7 recognizing climate change science. This omission leads us to ask, “What’s EAI afraid of?” The Ethan Allen Institute has a documented…

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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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VPIRG Statement on Fracked Gas Pipeline Cost Increases

MONTPELIER, VT – Vermont Gas Systems today announced the second massive cost overrun in just six months for Phase 1 of its proposed fracked gas pipeline project.  Project costs have risen almost 80 percent over original estimates for Phase 1 alone. In July, the Phase 1 price tag rose from…

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