Hinesburg

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Vermont's Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday morning in a case that will decide the fate of the Vermont Gas Systems pipeline to Addison County.

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A group of Hinesburg residents opposed to the Vermont Gas pipeline to Addison County is bringing their fight to the Vermont Supreme Court. 

Vermont regulators have denied a request from Vermont Gas to kick a group of Hinesburg residents out of legal proceedings related to the company’s plans to build its pipeline through a park in Hinesburg.

Vermont Gas Systems has been saying that the company's pipeline to Addison County will be finished and in service by the end of this year, but now its top executive is expressing doubts about that.

On Monday's Vermont Edition, Vermont Gas CEO Don Rendall said the pipeline will be completed "when we can resolve Geprags Park and have that piece of the puzzle available for us to connect the pipeline from the north and the south."

Taylor Dobbs / VPR

A group of Hinesburg residents got legal standing last week to fight Vermont Gas Systems on the company's effort to build a pipeline through a town park. They say the chosen route for the pipeline would be devastating for a rich ecosystem that includes state-designated wetlands.