Vermont Gas System's CEO Served 'People's Eminent Domain'

By Christine Souders |

Published 08/30 2014 09:03PM

Updated 08/30 2014 09:05PM

HINESBURG, Vt. - Green Mountain Earthfirst!, opponents of the Fracked gas pipeline served what they called a "people's eminent domain notice" to the Vermont Gas Systems CEO.

Friday evening, members of the group went to CEO Don Gilbert's home in Hinesburg to project a documentary film about the dangers of fracking onto the side of Gilberts's house.

Hinesburg police arrived and eventually made them to leave.

Group members said their actions were to highlight the use of eminent domain by VGS for the construction of the pipeline in Addison.

A spokesperson with Vermont Gas said it's unfortunate that they use extreme and disrespectful tactics to bully those who do not share their point of view.

Over 60 private landowners along the pipeline route have yet to sign easement agreements proposed by VGS.

Vermont Gas announced in early August that they would move forward with seizing land through eminent domain.

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