Down to the wire...
Vermont Gas Systems wants to lay more than 80 miles of fracked gas pipeline through our state's most beautiful and productive agricultural land. They also want you to think that their pipeline is a done deal, but this couldn't be further from the truth: the project is tied up in permitting, resistance is increasing, and landowners all along the proposed route are standing up to challenge eminent domain threats.
We can still stop this thing, but only if we push hard. Will you attend the next and final hearing on Phase 2 of the Vermont Gas pipeline?
WHAT: Public Service Board Hearing on the Vermont Gas Pipeline
WHEN: Thursday, June 12th, 6:30 PM
WHERE: Middlebury Union High School, 73 Charles Ave, Middlebury, VT
Click here to let us know you'll be there.
If we can stop Phase 2 -- the section of pipe that would go under Lake Champlain to New York, for the sole benefit of the multi-billion-dollar company International Paper -- then Phase 1 of the project will lose a significant portion of its funding, and the whole project could get derailed. We can do it, but only if the Public Service Board hears us loud and clear.
With the climate crisis deepening and the evidence against fracked natural gas mounting by the day, this pipeline makes no sense for Vermont. We need to make sure the Public Service Board knows that Vermonters don't want this thing built, and to do that we need to pack this hearing with pipeline opposition.
Will you join us next Thursday?
Our state outlawed fracking for good reason. It's time to stop investing in dangerous fossil fuel infrastructure, and this pipeline is a great place to start.
I hope to see you in Middlebury on the 12th!
Maeve & the 350VT team
P.S. 350 Vermont stands in solidarity with Rising Tide Vermont, which organized a non-violent civil disobedience action at Vermont Gas on Tuesday. The action was part of an important campaign to show Vermonters’ support for action on climate change and opposition to fracking. Click here to read more. (Did you know that “Vermont Gas” is actually a Canadian company whose corporate parent is Enbridge?)