Vermont town opposes Ticonderoga pipeline project

CORNWALL, Vt. (AP) – Town officials in Cornwall, Vermont, want the state to stop a plan to build a pipeline through the town to a paper mill in New York.

The town selectboard recently sent a letter to Gov. Peter Shumlin condemning Vermont Gas Systems’ plan for the pipeline to the International Paper Mill in Ticonderoga, N.Y.

Chairman Bruce Hiland told Vermont Public Radio that the company has been working with the town for almost a year but has failed to address its concerns. He dismisses claims that the pipeline will save money and jobs.

A spokesman for Vermont Gas Systems says the project is good for Vermont because it will bring natural gas to the Rutland area 15 years sooner than planned.