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Documents withheld by Governor Dean under the Freedom of Information Act.

LETTER

HOWARD DEAN, MD.
Governor

State of Vermont
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
Montpelier 05609
Tel.: (802) 828-3333 Fax: (802) 828-3339 TDD: (802) 828-3345

July 21, 1999

Annette Smith
789 Baker Brook Road
Danby
Vermont 05739

Dear Ms. Smith,

Your request for documents has been referred to me. I am enclosing copies of documents in our custody that deals with the proposed gas pipeline.

In addition, I am withholding the following documents under 1 VSA s. 317 (c)(4)(Executive Privilege):

Weekly Reports to the Governor from Commissioner of Public Service Richard Sedan, dated July 6, 1999; April 1, 1999; October 30, 1998; June 22, 1999; March 19, 1999; October 12, 1998; June 15, 1999; February 12, 1999; September 25, 1998; June 2, 1999; November 24, 1998; September 3, 1998; May 17, 1999; November 16, 1998; May 15, 1998

Weekly Reports to the Governor from Secretary of Natural Resources John Kasei, dated June 4, 1999; April 7, 1999

Weekly Report to the Governor from Secretary of Commerce Molly Lambert, dated April 9, 1999.

With respect to the documents we have decided to withhold, you have the right to appeal that decision to the Superior Court pursuant to 1 VSA s.s 319.

Sincerely,

Janet Ancel
Legal Counsel to the Governor

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