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Vermont signs off on criticism of ATC draft environmental statement


April 4, 2019

The Inter-Municipal Energy Planning Committee (IMPEC) says the Rural Utilities Services’ (RUS) draft environmental impact statement (EIS) has numerous shortfalls. The Town of Vermont board of supervisors agreed at their March board meeting and signed on to the IMPEC public comment response to the draft EIS calling out those shortfalls.

The IMPEC response states approximately 10 percent of the pages in the Alternatives Evaluation Study (AES) discuss alternatives to the transmission line, with the balance providing a description of the transmission project. Additionally, no detail was provi...

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