Should Wilton Take a Stand on the Pipeline?

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The Energy Committee does not support the construction of pipelines.


An expansion of natural gas infrastructure would  be harmful in its own right: it will require the seizure of property by eminent domain, threaten wells, aquifers, and rivers, degrade air quality and create the potential for spills and explosions.


It will decrease property values. 


It would present an obstacle to implementing existing technologies for renewable energy. It will discourage investment in developing clean energy .


It encourages the continued and environmentally destructive process of extracting natural gas by fracking.