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Oct 4

Vermont pipeline expansion reignites fracking debate

Demonstrators protest outside a meeting of the Public Service Board in September in Montpelier, VT. AP/ Toby Talbot

A proposal to further expand Vermont's network of natural gas pipelines has reignited the state's debate over hydraulic fracking. Vermont Gas Systems announced on October 3 that it would begin advancing "Phase II" of its Addison County Natural Gas Project. The next phase will bring the pipeline directly through the towns of Middlebury, Cornwall and Shoreham (pictured below), which are home to some of Vermont's most vocal opponents of the project.

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