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Vergennes voters sign off on natural gas pipeline

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VERGENNES, Vt. -

Voters in Vergennes are giving the green light to natural gas.

Tuesday, residents endorsed the City Council's support for Vermont Gas to expand to the city with a 345-173 vote.

Supporters say the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas project will cut heating costs in half for homeowners and reduce emissions.

Opponents argue the move would be bad for the environment and future generations.

Vermont Gas is still awaiting approval for the project from the state's public service board.

That decision could come by the end of the year.

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