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May 23, 2018

Wooden Barrel may continue selling gas with new legislation

Submitted Jim Harrison (left) and Dave Soucy (right) shake hands.

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Jim Harrison (left) and Dave Soucy (right) shake hands.

Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Chittenden, and Sen. Dave Soucy, R-Rutland County, teamed up to get an amendment passed in both chambers of the Legislature to give the Wooden Barrel, a country store in Chittenden a potential option to keep selling gas.

The narrowly crafted amendment applies to only two stores in the state and would allow one with expired single wall gasoline tanks an option to continue selling gas this summer if certain conditions are met. The amendment, however, may not be a viable option for the retailer (the store would need to commit to upgrading of tanks among other conditions and be subject to state approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The narrowly crafted amendment applies to only two stores in the state and would allow one with expired single wall gasoline tanks an option to continue selling gas this summer if certain conditions are met. The amendment, however, may not be a viable option for the retailer (the store would need to commit to upgrading of tanks among other conditions and be subject to state approval.

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