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Vermont Gas Alters Pipeline Route

Vermont Gas says it's changed a proposed natural gas pipeline route after a number of residents in one community said it would be too close to their homes.

Meanwhile, voters in the town, Monkton, are deciding Tuesday whether to spend up to $50,000 to form a legal defense fund to represent the town's interests in the project. They also are looking at whether the town selectboard should issue any road permits for pipelines that cross town roads until residents' concerns about safety are addressed.

Vermont Gas last year proposed the 42-mile pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury.

Spokesman Steve Wark tells Vermont Public Radio the new route would primarily follow an existing utility line in Monkton, Hinesburg and New Haven.

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