Monkton Shows Strong Opposition to Natural Gas Pipeline

By Kirk Carapezza / Source: Vermont Public Radio

On this Town Meeting Day voters in one Addison County town have reiterated their strong opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline, hoping to boost their voice as the Vermont Gas Company seeks permission from the state to expand its service south.

As in other Vermont towns, a well-run grassroots campaign is widely seen as an art form in Monkton. So Jennifer Baker was welcomed when she circulated petitions asking whether anyone was interested in establishing a legal fund to represent the town’s interests in the Addison County Natural Gas Project.

“I think the town is pretty united that they don’t want to be pushed around by Vermont Gas and that they want to have a say in Vermont Gas’s future presence in the town,” Baker said shortly before a voice vote during Monkton’s town meeting confirmed her assumption.

And with that, Monkton agreed to spend as much as $50,000 on a legal fund.

Read More…


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s