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The Vermont Gas Systems pipeline will run from Cornwall, VT to Ticonderoga, NY. Map: Addison County Regional Planning Commission

2 arraigned in Vermont Gas protest

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Two men involved in a protest at Vermont Gas in South Burlington have pleaded not guilty to trespassing charges.

A group that opposes a Vermont Gas natural gas pipeline to extend service to Addison and Rutland counties protested outside of the company's headquarters on May 27.

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Police said two protesters went to the roof to display a banner while other demonstrators distracted a receptionist.

The Burlington Free Press reports that 25-year-old William A. Bennington of Plainfield was arraigned Tuesday and 35-year-old Henry Harris of Peacham was arraigned Wednesday.

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