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natural gas http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/394/all en Opinion: Jury is still out on natural gas http://addisonindependent.com/201411opinion-jury-still-out-natural-gas <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> David Pratt </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <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/26850">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411opinion-jury-still-out-natural-gas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion natural gas pipeline Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:49:38 +0000 Zach Despart 26850 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 Opinion: Save the fish, instead truck natural gas to IP mill http://addisonindependent.com/201409opinion-save-fish-instead-truck-natural-gas-ip-mill <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> Norton Latourelle </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <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/25812">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409opinion-save-fish-instead-truck-natural-gas-ip-mill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion International Paper natural gas Vermont Gas Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:15:20 +0000 Zach Despart 25812 at http://addisonindependent.com Community Forum: Senators urge support for Phase II of Vt. Gas pipeline http://addisonindependent.com/201407community-forum-senators-urge-support-phase-ii-vt-gas-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> Sens. Kevin Mullin and Peg Flory </div> </div> </div> <p> <em style="font-size: 13px;">This week&rsquo;s writers are State Sens. Kevin Mullin and Peg Flory, both of whom are Republicans representing Rutland County.</em></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">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. &nbsp;</span></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/24572">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201407community-forum-senators-urge-support-phase-ii-vt-gas-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Bray Flory Mullin natural gas Phase II pipeline Vermont Gas Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:38:42 +0000 Zach Despart 24572 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: County must speak out against gas pipeline project http://addisonindependent.com/201407opinion-county-must-speak-out-against-gas-pipeline-project <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> Bethany Barry Menkart </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">A pipeline of fracked gas from Canada through Vermont; perhaps this struggle really comes down to what&rsquo;s important: principles or profit? Ethics or greed?</span></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/24326">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201407opinion-county-must-speak-out-against-gas-pipeline-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion natural gas pipeline Vermont Gas Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:30:45 +0000 Zach Despart 24326 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Bray has made brilliant argument http://addisonindependent.com/201407opinion-bray-has-made-brilliant-argument <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> George Jaeger </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Sen. Chris Bray&rsquo;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.</span></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/24325">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201407opinion-bray-has-made-brilliant-argument" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion International Paper Lake Champlain natural gas pipeline Vermont Gas Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:28:12 +0000 Zach Despart 24325 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Plentiful energy aids economy and bumps land values http://addisonindependent.com/201406opinion-plentiful-energy-aids-economy-and-bumps-land-values <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> William A. Mraz </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">About the Vermont Gas pipeline and the dreaded &ldquo;F&rdquo; word &mdash; fracking:</span></p> <p align="left"> <strong>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fracking</strong></p> <p align="left"> Widely criticized &ldquo;fracking&rdquo; 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.</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/24078">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201406opinion-plentiful-energy-aids-economy-and-bumps-land-values" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion fracking natural gas pipeline Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:29:08 +0000 Zach Despart 24078 at http://addisonindependent.com U.S. Energy Secretary talks climate change at Middlebury College http://addisonindependent.com/201405us-energy-secretary-talks-climate-change-middlebury-college <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23387" style="width: 145px;"><a href="/201405us-energy-secretary-talks-climate-change-middlebury-college"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/EnergySummit3755.thumbnail.jpg" alt="EnergySummit3755.jpg" title="EnergySummit3755.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="145" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, seated between Sens. Patrick Leahy, left, and Bernie Sanders, answers a question about the use of natural gas during the Sustainable Energy Summit held at Middlebury College last Friday morning. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </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> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The U.S. Secretary of Energy praised Vermont&rsquo;s efforts in renewable energy development and defended the expansion of natural gas use at a panel at Middlebury College Friday morning.</span></p> <p> Secretary Ernest Moniz was flanked by the state&rsquo;s Congressional delegation and Gov. Peter Shumlin, as well as state business and academic leaders.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23388">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405us-energy-secretary-talks-climate-change-middlebury-college" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury climate change Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Featured Leahy Middlebury College National Climate Assessment natural gas pipeline protest Sanders Shumlin Vermont Gas Welch Mon, 19 May 2014 13:59:12 +0000 Zach Despart 23388 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Natural gas pipeline is a cost-effective, timely solution http://addisonindependent.com/201403natural-gas-pipeline-cost-effective-timely-solution <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> Stephen J. Wark </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">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 &mdash; 15 years sooner than would otherwise be possible &mdash; and help strengthen the regional economy and improve air quality.</span></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/22261">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201403natural-gas-pipeline-cost-effective-timely-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project Cornwall Monkton natural gas Public Service Board Shoreham Vermont Gas Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:57:49 +0000 Zach Despart 22261 at http://addisonindependent.com Clippings by Evan Johnson: Energy companies just don't get it http://addisonindependent.com/201403clippings-evan-johnson-energy-companies-just-dont-get-it <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> Evan Johnson </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Here&rsquo;s a story for you:</span></p> <p> 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.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22001">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201403clippings-evan-johnson-energy-companies-just-dont-get-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion accidents free pizza natural gas Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:32:54 +0000 Zach Despart 22001 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Fracking causes many problems nationwide http://addisonindependent.com/201403opinion-fracking-causes-many-problems-nationwide <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> Pat Ullom </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">We have decided in Vermont to ban &ldquo;fracking.&rdquo; 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.</span></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/21993">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201403opinion-fracking-causes-many-problems-nationwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion fracking natural gas pipeline Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:47:33 +0000 Zach Despart 21993 at http://addisonindependent.com Vermont Gas begins application for Phase II pipeline http://addisonindependent.com/201310vermont-gas-begins-application-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> Addison Independent Staff </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Vermont Gas Systems today, Oct. 3, announced plans to advance its proposed &ldquo;Phase II&rdquo; pipeline segment from Middlebury to the International Paper Co. in Ticonderoga, N.Y. Officials from Vermont Gas anticipate filing a formal petition with the Vermont Public Service Board around Nov. 19.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19276">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201310vermont-gas-begins-application-phase-ii-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cornwall Cornwall International Paper natural gas pipeline Shoreham Thu, 03 Oct 2013 18:26:19 +0000 John Flowers 19276 at http://addisonindependent.com Vt. Gas to move pipeline back to VELCO route http://addisonindependent.com/201301vt-gas-move-pipeline-back-velco-route <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> Xian Chiang-Waren </div> </div> </div> <p> MONKTON &mdash; After weeks of heated dispute between Vermont Gas Systems and Monkton town officials over the path of a proposed natural gas pipeline, the parties involved may be nearing a compromise &mdash; though not all residents are satisfied.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15163">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201301vt-gas-move-pipeline-back-velco-route" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monkton Featured natural gas pipeline VELCO Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:12:25 +0000 Addison Independent 15163 at http://addisonindependent.com Monkton gives pipeline execs an earful; Vermont Gas promises change http://addisonindependent.com/201301monkton-gives-pipeline-execs-earful-vermont-gas-promises-change <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> Xian Chiang-Waren </div> </div> </div> <p> MONKTON &mdash; Cars filled the parking lot of the Monkton Firehouse and lined the shoulder of States Prison Hollow Road for some distance in either direction last Thursday evening. Inside, the building was filled to capacity with citizens ready to give senior management from Vermont Gas Systems a piece of their mind about the South Burlington company&rsquo;s proposed route for a natural gas pipeline.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14940">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201301monkton-gives-pipeline-execs-earful-vermont-gas-promises-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monkton Featured natural gas pipeline VGS Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:04:35 +0000 Addison Independent 14940 at http://addisonindependent.com 'Addison Natural Gas Project' takes new steps forward http://addisonindependent.com/201207addison-natural-gas-project-takes-new-steps-forward <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Vermont Gas has hired an engineering firm to further refine its plans to extend natural gas service from Chittenden County into Middlebury and Vergennes and has begun to contact potentially affected property owners along the project route in anticipation of filing its final application with Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) before the end of the year.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12469">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207addison-natural-gas-project-takes-new-steps-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury energy Featured natural gas VTGas Thu, 12 Jul 2012 14:38:08 +0000 John Flowers 12469 at http://addisonindependent.com