Pipeline gets final permitJune 25,2014Pipeline gets
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted Vermont Gas Systems the final permit necessary to begin construction of Phase 1 of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project.
“This final permit from the Army Corps of Engineers makes it possible for Vermont Gas to begin the work to bring the economic and environmental benefits of natural gas to more Vermont homeowners and businesses,” Eileen Simollardes, vice president at Vermont Gas and director of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project, said in a press release.
Vermont Gas plans to move forward with delivery of materials to its staging areas and the South Burlington-based natural gas utility plans to hold a groundbreaking ceremony in the near future.
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources had previously issued the required state environmental permits. By complying with the terms of the various environmental permits Vermont Gas will ensure that the project is constructed in a manner that will best protect natural resources, including wetlands.
Vermont Gas has contracted with Vermont-based ECI to perform 17 horizontal directional drills to avoid areas of environmental and archeological sensitivity.MORE IN This Just In
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: On Jan. 31, 2002, Berkshire Armored Car Co. in Rutland's Howe Center was robbed of $1.9 million. Brent Curtis reports some of the surprising details he found in 10 years of FBI investigation files in a 5-part Herald series.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: In 1835, deranged house painter attempts to kill Pres. Andrew Jackson; in 1969, Beatles play last live public performance on roof of Apple Corps building, London; in 1935, poet Richard Brautigan born in Tacoma, Washington.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Maple syrup standards revised to match international standards; city must decide how best to use $300K in leftover sewer project money; Bryanna Allen reports on funding proposal for solar projects; local agency gets HUD money.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1393, quick thinking teen girl saves King Charles IV of France from burning alive at masquerade ball; in 1760, Vermont town of Pownal created by N.H. Gov. Benning Wentworth; Canuplin, Filipino movie star, born.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day, 1700, Cascadia Earthquake, Magnitude 9 plus, strikes West Coast with tsunami effects felt as far away as Japan; in 1885, troops loyal to Sudanese Mohammad Ahmad conquer Khartoum; in 1992, Boris Yeltsin untargets U.S.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 971 AD, Southern Han war elephant corps defeated by Song Dynasty troops bowmen; in 1870, Montana, Marias massacre, U.S. kills 173 Native Americans; in 1941, Charles Lindbergh recommends neutrality pact with Nazis.