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Phase II http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/2337/all en Phase I cost hike, Phase II cancellation could be bad news for Vt. Gas ratepayers http://addisonindependent.com/201502phase-i-cost-hike-phase-ii-cancellation-bad-news-vt-gas-ratepayers <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; As regulators sort through the fallout of Vermont Gas Systems&rsquo; decision last week to <a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502vermont-gas-abandons-phase-ii-pipeline">cancel its application for its Phase II pipeline</a> and announcement in December of a <a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412vt-gas-sweetens-deal-phase-ii-towns-wont-call-it-precedent">massive cost hike for Phase I</a>, opponents of the pipeline warn that both events will significantly raise the burden ratepayers will be asked to bear for the Phase I project.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28645">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502phase-i-cost-hike-phase-ii-cancellation-bad-news-vt-gas-ratepayers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County AARP CLF Department of Public Service Dumont Featured Levine Marchildon Parent Phase I Phase II pipeline Public Service Board Recchia Rendall Vermont Gas Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:21:52 +0000 Zach Despart 28645 at http://addisonindependent.com Vermont Gas abandons Phase II pipeline http://addisonindependent.com/201502vermont-gas-abandons-phase-ii-pipeline <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart and John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Reaction to the announcement Tuesday that Vermont Gas Systems would abandon its proposal to build a $105 million pipeline from Middlebury to Ticonderoga, N.Y., was met with a mixture of joy and relief from Addison County residents who would have been directly affected.</p> <p> &ldquo;I was delighted because we spent more than two years trying to defeat this project,&rdquo; said Cornwall Selectman Bruce Hiland.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28545">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502vermont-gas-abandons-phase-ii-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cornwall Cornwall Featured Hiland Martin Middlebury Phase II pipeline Public Service Board Rendall Shoreham Vermont Gas Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:48:40 +0000 Zach Despart 28545 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: Ding-dong, Phase II is dead. But will we pay even more? http://addisonindependent.com/201502editorial-ding-dong-phase-ii-dead-will-we-pay-even-more <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp; Before the whoops and hollers of relief die down in light of Vermont Gas Systems&rsquo; decision to abandon Phase II of its natural gas pipeline through Middlebury, Cornwall and Shoreham en route to the International Paper plant in Ticonderoga, let&rsquo;s assess the consequence of that decision, and whether the pipeline deserves the public ire heaped upon it.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28530">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502editorial-ding-dong-phase-ii-dead-will-we-pay-even-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Phase I Phase II pipeline Vermont Gas Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:25:32 +0000 Zach Despart 28530 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Cornwall clarifies position on pipeline negotiations http://addisonindependent.com/201501opinion-cornwall-clarifies-posiiton-pipeline-negotiations <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ben Wood </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> The Cornwall selectboard would like to clarify its position regarding Vermont Gas Systems&rsquo; Phase II project.</p> <p align="left"> We, the selectboard, said from the outset that we would work to oppose the pipeline AND we would attempt to work with VGS so that IF, despite our opposition, the Public Service Board (PSB) were to allow the project, we could negotiate the best outcome for Cornwall as a whole. That hasn&rsquo;t changed.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28161">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501opinion-cornwall-clarifies-posiiton-pipeline-negotiations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion agreement Phase II pipeline selectboard Vermont Gas Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:41:04 +0000 Zach Despart 28161 at http://addisonindependent.com Cornwall pipeline vote canceled http://addisonindependent.com/201501cornwall-pipeline-vote-be-canceled <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> CORNWALL &mdash; It is looking like Cornwall citizens will not field a Feb. 12 referendum on the Phase II natural gas pipeline after all.</p> <p> Citing a recent decision by Vermont Gas to suspend its permitting efforts for Phase II, Cornwall selectboard members are poised to rescind a motion they made earlier this month to hold a townwide vote on whether the community should sign a compensation agreement with Vermont Gas.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28048">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501cornwall-pipeline-vote-be-canceled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cornwall Phase II Vermont Gas Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:51:42 +0000 Zach Despart 28048 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Cornwall shouldn't compromise http://addisonindependent.com/201501opinion-cornwall-shouldnt-compromise <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Timothy Fisher </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <em>Editor&rsquo;s note: The following was submitted as an open letter to the Cornwall selectboard.</em></p> <p align="left"> First I want to thank you for the hundreds of hours of work you have put in trying to deal with the proposed gas pipeline issue. All of this was imposed upon you by Vermont Gas, who with their limitless resources have used their ability to deprive you of so much of your personal life to try to wear you down to acquiescence to their proposed pipeline.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28025">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501opinion-cornwall-shouldnt-compromise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Phase II pipeline Vermont Gas Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:36:44 +0000 Zach Despart 28025 at http://addisonindependent.com Cornwall residents to vote on pipeline deal http://addisonindependent.com/201501cornwall-residents-vote-pipeline-deal <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> CORNWALL &mdash; Cornwall voters on Feb. 12 will be asked if they&rsquo;d like to allow the town selectboard to sign an agreement with Vermont Gas calling for the company to compensate the community for ending its opposition to its Phase II pipeline proposal.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27882">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501cornwall-residents-vote-pipeline-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cornwall agreement Cornwall Phase II pipeline Vermont Gas Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:34:30 +0000 Zach Despart 27882 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Cornwall wise to halt Vt. Gas talks http://addisonindependent.com/201412opinion-cornwall-wise-halt-vt-gas-talks <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Jane Palmer </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> Boy am I glad I am not a selectboard member in Cornwall right now.</p> <p align="left"> Talk about being caught between a rock and a hard place. To recap the situation, in a nutshell, Vermont Gas/Gaz M&eacute;tro proposed a high-pressure fracked gas pipeline through Cornwall and Shoreham and under the lake to reach its potentially most lucrative customer ever, and the majority of voters in Cornwall and Shoreham (at their respective town meetings last year), told VGS to go pound salt.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27654">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412opinion-cornwall-wise-halt-vt-gas-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Cornwall Monkton MOU Phase I Phase II pipeline Public Service Board Vermont Gas Tue, 30 Dec 2014 19:35:42 +0000 Zach Despart 27654 at http://addisonindependent.com Vt. Gas says cash offer to Cornwall does not set a precedent http://addisonindependent.com/201412vt-gas-says-cash-offer-cornwall-does-not-set-precedent <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Vermont Gas Systems&rsquo; recent <a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412vt-gas-cornwall-reach-agreement-phase-ii-pipeline">offer of $1.5 million in cash and other incentives</a> to Cornwall if the town dropped its opposition to Phase II of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project signaled a change in tactics for the company as it tries to complete the three-phase pipeline project.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27599">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412vt-gas-says-cash-offer-cornwall-does-not-set-precedent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Cornwall Featured Monkton MOU Parent Phase I Phase II Public Service Board Rendall Vermont Gas Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:21:35 +0000 Zach Despart 27599 at http://addisonindependent.com Vt. Gas raises Phase I pipeline cost estimate again http://addisonindependent.com/201412vt-gas-sweetens-deal-phase-ii-towns-wont-call-it-precedent <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27548" style="width: 65px;"><a href="/201412vt-gas-sweetens-deal-phase-ii-towns-wont-call-it-precedent"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/VGSguy6296.thumbnail.jpg" alt="VGSguy6296.jpg" title="VGSguy6296.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="65" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DON RENDALL </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> SOUTH BURLINGTON &mdash; Vermont Gas Systems on Friday announced that Phase I of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project pipeline will cost $33 million more than the company estimated in July, for a total cost of $154 million.</p> <p> The company also said Phase I will be completed later than projected and asked the Public Service Board to delay its consideration of the second phase of the project, which the board has been reviewing for more than a year.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27549">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412vt-gas-sweetens-deal-phase-ii-towns-wont-call-it-precedent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured Parent Phase I Phase II Pilcher pipeline Rendall Shoreham Vermont Gas Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:44:43 +0000 Zach Despart 27549 at http://addisonindependent.com UPDATED: Vt. Gas, Cornwall eye agreement on Phase II pipeline http://addisonindependent.com/201412vt-gas-cornwall-reach-agreement-phase-ii-pipeline <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> CORNWALL &mdash; The Cornwall selectboard on Tuesday evening tabled action on a negotiated agreement with Vermont Gas Systems regarding the Phase II natural gas pipeline, following pleas from most of the approximately 25 people who turned out at the board&rsquo;s meeting to argue the pact was flawed.</p> <p> The agreement, unveiled this week, calls for Cornwall to drop its opposition to the project in exchange for Vermont Gas making some substantial financial concessions that would collectively reduce local residents&rsquo; property taxes by an estimated 4 percent.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27478">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412vt-gas-cornwall-reach-agreement-phase-ii-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cornwall Cornwall Featured International Paper MOU Phase II pipeline selectboard Ticonderoga Vermont Gas Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:29:24 +0000 John Flowers 27478 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Phases I and II critical in getting natural gas to Rutland http://addisonindependent.com/201410opinion-phases-i-and-ii-critical-getting-natural-gas-rutland <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Steve Wark </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">An </span><em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Addison Independent</em><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;"> editorial posed the question: &ldquo;What is the fastest way to get the pipeline extended to Rutland?&rdquo;</span></p> <p align="left"> The answer lies in one simple formula: Phase I plus Phase II equals Phase III.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26188">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410opinion-phases-i-and-ii-critical-getting-natural-gas-rutland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project Phase I Phase II pipeline Vermont Gas Wark Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:24:20 +0000 Zach Despart 26188 at http://addisonindependent.com Federal regulator cedes pipeline jurisdiction to N.Y., Vt. http://addisonindependent.com/201409federal-regulators-cede-pipeline-jurisdiction-ny-vt <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; 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&rsquo; Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project would run, authority to approve or reject the plan.</span></p> <p> 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.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25870">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409federal-regulators-cede-pipeline-jurisdiction-ny-vt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County FERC natural gas new york Phase II pipeline Public Service Board regulators Ticonderoga Vermont Vermont Gas Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:46:18 +0000 Zach Despart 25870 at http://addisonindependent.com Public Service Board delays Phase II pipeline hearings http://addisonindependent.com/201409public-service-board-delays-phase-ii-pipeline-hearings <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MONTPELIER &mdash; The Public Service Board on Friday postponed technical hearings related to Phase II of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project while it considers whether to examine its approval of Phase I of the pipeline.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25671">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409public-service-board-delays-phase-ii-pipeline-hearings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County cost increase Featured FERC Phase I Phase II pipeline Public Service Board Public Service Department Vermont Gas Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:19:51 +0000 Zach Despart 25671 at http://addisonindependent.com Vermont Gas defends underwater drilling process http://addisonindependent.com/201409vermont-gas-defends-underwater-drilling-process <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Phase II of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas pipeline, which would involve 19 miles of steel conduit stretching underground from Middlebury to the International Paper mill in Ticonderoga, N.Y., has generated a lot of criticism and comments of concern from citizens who have weighed in on the project this year.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25379">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409vermont-gas-defends-underwater-drilling-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County drilling Featured horizontal International Paper Lake Champlain new york Phase II pipeline underwater Vermont Gas Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:33:31 +0000 Zach Despart 25379 at http://addisonindependent.com