Vermont Gas Wins Approval For Addison Pipeline
State utility regulators have approved a 43-mile natural gas pipeline to serve Addison County.
The Vermont Public Service Board said on Monday the Vermont Gas Systems project will benefit the state economy and Vermont ratepayers.
Vermont Gas spokesman Steve Wark said the company was pleased by the ruling.
“It will save that region $200 million in energy costs over a 20 year period, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by almost 300,000 tons and also help just the average residential consumer cut their bills in half,” Wark said.
Opponents had fought the project, arguing that it promotes the continued use of fossil fuels and will transmit gas obtained by a controversial process known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”