Mar 05, 2014 — Three towns in Vermont are pushing back against a plan to build a natural gas pipeline connecting to the International Paper mill in Ticonderoga. At Town Meeting Day yesterday, the towns of Cornwall, Monkton and Shoreham passed non-binding resolutions opposing the project, developed by Vermont Gas.
As proposed, the $70 million pipeline would pass through all three communities before passing under the water of Lake Champlain to Ticonderoga. The project still needs approval from state officials in Vermont and these resolutions were designed to influence that review.
Officials at International Paper have argued that the pipeline will reduce operating costs at the mill, while also cutting emissions.