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Exposed pipes sit on the ground at the Chittenden Solid Waste District in Essex Junction on Dec. 2.

Exposed pipes sit on the ground at the Chittenden Solid Waste District in Essex Junction on Dec. 2.

Gas pipeline hits the ground in Essex, Colchester

A flurry of activity in November along Route 289 in Essex gave Vermont Gas a start to its 41-mile service extension project from Colchester into Addison County. Construction on the pipeline has stopped for the winter, according to Vermont Gas Spokeswoman Beth Parent.

The company broke ground despite staunch opposition from environmental groups who argue that the process — known as fracking — of recovering natural gas from the ground is detrimental to groundwater quality. Vermont Gas is also moving forward without having secured easements from all of the property owners along the route…READ MORE

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