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Vermont Gas Systems http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1919/all en State eminent domain laws tip balance toward Vt. Gas http://addisonindependent.com/201402state-eminent-domain-laws-tip-balance-toward-vt-gas <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-21825" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201402state-eminent-domain-laws-tip-balance-toward-vt-gas"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/pipeline2473_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="pipeline2473.jpg" title="pipeline2473.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AN SIGN STANDS in the yard of Jane and Nathan Palmer of Monkton, who are fighting to keep a natural gas pipeline from being built on their property. Independent photo/Zach Despart </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> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; If Vermont Gas Systems does move forward with eminent domain proceedings against Addison County landowners to secure necessary easements to build its proposed natural gas pipeline, it will have both state statute and recent precedents on its side.</p> <p> The Canadian-owned utility sent letters to nine Monkton homes last month stating that if an agreement on a right-of-way easement could not be reached, the utility would have no choice but to begin the process of eminent domain.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21818">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201402state-eminent-domain-laws-tip-balance-toward-vt-gas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monkton natural gas pipeline Vermont Gas Systems Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:54:04 +0000 John McCright 21818 at http://addisonindependent.com Regional planners question Vt. Gas vice president http://addisonindependent.com/201401regional-planners-question-vt-gas-vice-president <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-21119" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201401regional-planners-question-vt-gas-vice-president"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/RegionalPlanning.thumbnail.jpg" alt="RegionalPlanning.jpg" title="RegionalPlanning.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VERMONT GAS EXECUTIVE Eileen Simollardes tells the Addison Regional Planning Commission why they should endorse the company’s proposed natural gas pipeline through the county. Some commissioners wondered if Phase II of the project contradicted the regional plan. Independent photo/Zach Despart </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 Addison County Regional Planning Commission on Jan. 9 peppered a Vermont Gas Systems executive with questions about the &ldquo;Phase II&rdquo; pipeline project.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21120">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201401regional-planners-question-vt-gas-vice-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County ACRPC Featured pipeline Vermont Gas Systems Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:43:15 +0000 Zach Despart 21120 at http://addisonindependent.com Vermont eyes tax on gas pipelines to fund renewable alternatives http://addisonindependent.com/201401vermont-eyes-tax-gas-pipelines-fund-renewable-alternatives <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 Herrick VTDigger.org </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MONTPELIER &mdash; Lawmakers are considering a plan to tax the state&rsquo;s natural gas pipelines to fund renewable energy projects.</span></p> <p> The new taxing scheme could raise millions for renewables as Vermont Gas Systems charts a southern pipeline expansion through Addison County on the western side of the state.</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/21107">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201401vermont-eyes-tax-gas-pipelines-fund-renewable-alternatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont legislature pipeline Vermont Gas Systems Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:20:55 +0000 Zach Despart 21107 at http://addisonindependent.com Vermont Gas pitches Rutland pipeline through Pittsford http://addisonindependent.com/201312vermont-gas-pitches-rutland-pipeline-through-pittsford <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> Lee J. Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <p> PITTSFORD &mdash; The words &ldquo;natural gas pipeline&rdquo; make people around here take notice, as was evident from the full house at a recent Pittsford selectboard meeting.</p> <p> Vermont Gas Systems Inc. was on the agenda, outlining a very preliminary plan to run a natural gas pipeline down through Rutland County. The pipeline would follow completion of a pipeline from Colchester through Addison County, which is still in the permitting stages.</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/20648">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201312vermont-gas-pitches-rutland-pipeline-through-pittsford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont gas pipeline Vermont Gas Systems Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:11:24 +0000 John McCright 20648 at http://addisonindependent.com Gallery: Public Service Board hearing in Middlebury, 9/10/13 http://addisonindependent.com/201309gallery-public-service-board-hearing-middlebury-91113 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-18879" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201309gallery-public-service-board-hearing-middlebury-91113"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/pipelinemeeting5596.thumbnail.jpg" alt="pipelinemeeting5596.jpg" title="pipelinemeeting5596.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CORNWALL RESIDENT MARY Martin discusses her opposition to the proposed Vermont Gas natural gas pipeline project during a Public Service Board hearing held Tuesday night at Middlebury Union Middle School. More than 500 people attended the hearing. 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> Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18878">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201309gallery-public-service-board-hearing-middlebury-91113" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Multimedia fracked gas pipeline Vermont Gas Systems Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:48:01 +0000 John McCright 18878 at http://addisonindependent.com Planning starts for gas pipeline to Ticonderoga, N.Y., paper plant http://addisonindependent.com/201302planning-starts-gas-pipeline-paper-company <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-15412" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201302planning-starts-gas-pipeline-paper-company"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/internationalpaper4549.thumbnail.jpg" alt="internationalpaper4549.jpg" title="internationalpaper4549.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VERMONT GAS SYSTEMS officials are starting to meet with residents of Cornwall and Shoreham as the company prepares plans to extend a natural gas pipeline through those two communities into the International Paper Company mill, above, in Ticonderoga, N.Y., by 2015. 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> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> SHOREHAM &mdash; While Vermont Gas Systems Inc. is now actively seeking the necessary permits and easements it needs to extend its pipeline south into Vergennes and Middlebury by next year, the company is also starting to lay the groundwork for the second phase of its expansion plans: Service to International Paper Co. in Ticonderoga, N.Y., by 2015, a construction project that will affect several property owners in Cornwall and Shoreham.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15388">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302planning-starts-gas-pipeline-paper-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Addison County Featured pipelines Vermont Gas Systems Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:29:50 +0000 15388 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: A question to put on the radar http://addisonindependent.com/201301editorial-question-put-radar <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 Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> The reassessment by Vermont Gas Systems to <a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201301vt-gas-move-pipeline-back-velco-route">change its proposed route</a> through Monkton back to the Velco right-of-way instead of along public roads through a short stretch, was welcome news to many Monkton residents &mdash; though others are still peeved that the pipeline is headed through town without any apparent benefit to that community.</p> <p> It&rsquo;s a interesting dilemma from a public policy perspective.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15202">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201301editorial-question-put-radar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial editorial pipeline Vermont Gas Systems Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:44:27 +0000 15202 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury weighs in on natural gas pipeline plan http://addisonindependent.com/201301middlebury-weighs-natural-gas-pipeline-plan <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> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Members of the Middlebury selectboard last month signed a letter of support for Vermont Gas Systems&rsquo; proposal to extend its natural gas pipeline from Chittenden County to Middlebury and Vergennes.</p> <p> The $72 million project, if approved by the Vermont Public Service Board and built out as planned by 2015, would save the approximately 2,100 eligible residential and business customers in Middlebury a combined total of $5 million per year compared to what they are currently paying for fuel oil, according to the company.</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. 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