- Associated Press - Sunday, September 24, 2017

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont’s state supreme court has issued a decision that a Vermont Gas pipeline going under a public park will not impact its use.

Activists who oppose the pipeline going under the Hinesburg park argued the 85-acre park was already designated for public use, so it couldn’t be claimed under eminent domain.

WCAX-TV (https://bit.ly/2xCnlAd ) reports the high court ruled on Friday that the “prior public use” doctrine didn’t apply. It ruled the installation of the pipeline will have a negligible effect on existing use.


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The park represented the final piece connecting a 41-mile Addison pipeline project completed earlier this year.

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