Nine Vermont residents are appealing the Public Service Board’s approval of a pipeline to be built through the Geprags Park via horizontal drilling.
The board had already approved Vermont Gas’s proposal to construct the natural gas pipeline through the Geprags Park using eminent domain. If the group’s appeal is upheld by the board, it could mean more delays for the construction of the pipeline, which is almost complete.
The protestors argue that if Vermont Gas uses all rights it has under eminent domain, it could potentially affect the park in such a way that would inhibit public use of the park.
Spokeswoman for Vermont Gas Beth Parent said the group should respect the board’s ruling.
The natural gas pipeline is a 41-mile pipeline that will run from Colchester to Addison County and pass through Geprags Park.