Friends of Wintergreen Files Alternate Routes with FERC

 

Friends of Wintergreen, joined by the Wintergreen Property Owners Association and Wintergreen Resort, submitted a technical 128-page legal filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  For an easier read, click here for the press release.

The  filing:

— Challenges Dominion’s ill-conceived plans to place its 42 inch compressed natural gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Wintergreen property and at Wintergreen’s only entrance and exit.

— Proposes viable alternative routes, developed with our national pipeline engineers and environmental scientists, that avoids the adverse consequences and would be less damaging to the environment. Several of these alternative routes would collocate with existing rights-of-way, a principle preferred by FERC and us, but seemingly ignored by Dominion.

–Requests that FERC require Dominion to be more specific, transparent and forthcoming with full details about construction impact and process, noise levels, blasting, drilling, timing, restoration plans, etc.  Not just for us, but for everyone.