• Climate activists taking to streets
     | January 25,2013

    MONTPELIER — Climate activists in skeleton costumes plan to swarm the intersection of State and Main streets between 4 and 5 p.m. today.

    They plan to bang pots and pans, chant and carry signs in protest of pipelines, tar sands and “fracking.”

    Vermont Gas Systems Inc. has advanced its plans to build a natural gas pipeline under Lake Champlain. Also the Trailbreaker project could carry tar sands, which can be processed and refined into oil, from Montreal across the Northeast Kingdom to the Maine coast, activists say.

    The local group is also taking issue with the Keystone XL pipeline, which supporters hope to have active by 2015 from Alberta to Nebraska.

    “We must do everything possible to stop the fossil fuel industry before it’s too late,” Plainfield resident Heidi Wilson said in a news release.

    The effort is part of a series of events in the Northeast this week.

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