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Federal regulator cedes pipeline jurisdiction to N.Y., Vt.

Posted on September 30, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The federal agency responsible for regulating interstate energy projects has granted a waiver that gives New York and Vermont, the two states through which Phase II of Vermont Gas Systems’ Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project would run, authority to approve or reject the plan.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a ruling Sept. 26 that Phase II complies with the Natural Gas Act, which prohibits the construction of a natural gas pipeline in an area already served by natural gas.

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Opinion: Save the fish, instead truck natural gas to IP mill

Posted on September 29, 2014 |
By Norton Latourelle



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Community Forum: Senators urge support for Phase II of Vt. Gas pipeline

Posted on July 21, 2014 |
By Sens. Kevin Mullin and Peg Flory



This week’s writers are State Sens. Kevin Mullin and Peg Flory, both of whom are Republicans representing Rutland County.

The Vermont way is for neighbors to help neighbors and communities to come together to solve challenges. Energy infrastructure, like natural gas service, is one of the most important areas for Vermonters to collaborate.  

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Opinion: County must speak out against gas pipeline project

Posted on July 7, 2014 |
By Bethany Barry Menkart



A pipeline of fracked gas from Canada through Vermont; perhaps this struggle really comes down to what’s important: principles or profit? Ethics or greed?

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Opinion: Bray has made brilliant argument

Posted on July 7, 2014 |
By George Jaeger



Sen. Chris Bray’s brilliantly argued letter in the June 26 edition of this paper goes to the heart of the Phase II pipeline issue. This Quebec project, as he writes, is about the private use of the proposed pipeline by the International Paper Co. and therefore deserves neither a Certificate of Public Good nor the right to eminent domain.

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Opinion: Plentiful energy aids economy and bumps land values

Posted on June 23, 2014 |
By William A. Mraz



About the Vermont Gas pipeline and the dreaded “F” word — fracking:

1.      Fracking

Widely criticized “fracking” to increase oil and gas production is used worldwide. Its use in the U.S. has allowed our domestic production of oil to increase to where it accounts for about 50 percent of our needs.

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U.S. Energy Secretary talks climate change at Middlebury College

Posted on May 19, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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MIDDLEBURY — The U.S. Secretary of Energy praised Vermont’s efforts in renewable energy development and defended the expansion of natural gas use at a panel at Middlebury College Friday morning.

Secretary Ernest Moniz was flanked by the state’s Congressional delegation and Gov. Peter Shumlin, as well as state business and academic leaders.

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Opinion: Natural gas pipeline is a cost-effective, timely solution

Posted on March 19, 2014 |
By Stephen J. Wark



Extending natural gas to the International Paper mill in Ticonderoga will save Vermonters $45 million of the cost to deliver natural gas to Rutland by 2020 — 15 years sooner than would otherwise be possible — and help strengthen the regional economy and improve air quality.

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Clippings by Evan Johnson: Energy companies just don't get it

Posted on March 6, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



Here’s a story for you:

Early in the morning on Feb. 11, either by human error or technical malfunction, a spark at a natural gas well in southwestern Pennsylvania caused a massive explosion. One man living in the area described the sound of the explosion as loud as a jet engine five feet overhead. One worker was injured; state police discovered the remains of another missing man a week later. The well was capped on Feb. 23.  

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Opinion: Fracking causes many problems nationwide

Posted on March 5, 2014 |
By Pat Ullom



We have decided in Vermont to ban “fracking.” We can be proud of that decision. How do we then justify using the product of the fracking? It is such avarice, greed and hypocrisy that it is embarrassing.

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