- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

ADDISON, Vt. (AP) - Four people have been arrested in a protest of natural gas in Vermont.

A group of demonstrators blocked a NG Advantage truck carrying compressed natural gas on Route 17 in Addison Tuesday. Company officials say the truck was on its way to Ticonderoga, New York.

Police say one of the protesters chained himself to the bumper.

The protest was organized by Trans and/or Womens’ Action Camp, which opposes the use of fossil fuels.

Tom Evslin, CEO of NG Advantage of Colchester, says the protest hampered business and was dangerous.

Protesters also demonstrated at a Vermont Gas Systems Inc. construction site in Williston.

Vermont Gas says it has the legal permits to build a natural gas pipeline that will bring the benefits and choice of natural gas to even more Vermonters.


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