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Augusta County organic farm will be destroyed by staging area for Atlantic Coast Pipeline. ... See MoreSee Less

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Augusta County organic farm will be destroyed by staging area for Atlantic Coast Pipeline. ... See MoreSee Less

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FERC's unexpected ruling upholds states rights in NY pipeline fight on Constitution Pipeline. Other state agencies are slowing down by demanding protections from Atlantic Coast Pipeline. ... See MoreSee Less

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MORE PIPELINE DELAYS -- NC Department of Environmental Quality issued a disapproval letter Jan. 4 to the ACP. Dominion's erosion and sediment control plan inadequate. Where's VA DEQ? ... See MoreSee Less

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Friends and Wintergreen and WPOA ask FERC to oppose Dominion's outrageous request to cut down trees and circumvent regulatory approvals. Read it here.
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FILED TODAY: Friends and Wintergreen and WPOA ask FERC to oppose Dominion's outrageous request to cut down trees and circumvent regulators. Read it here. 1drv.ms/b/s!Ag5yysN94lHLgu8-EVBxLqxle_bBzA ... See MoreSee Less

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Help us stop the pipeline with your tax deductible donation. We're going to court. salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51397/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=10169 ... See MoreSee Less

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TERMINATOR: If the ACP gets built, more than 7,000 trees will be destroyed on Wintergreen and adjacent properties. Here's how they'll do it. ... See MoreSee Less

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ART OF THE STEAL: Dominion will pay only $100 to the National Park Service for a 10 year lease to drill and operate its 42 natural gas pipeline under the Blue Ridge Parkway. Feeling abused? #Metoo #MAGA #NoACP ... See MoreSee Less

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Another lawsuit against the Mountain Valley Pipeline. ... See MoreSee Less

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Recent News

Wintergreen Property Owners Plan To Sue ACP

November 20, 2017 - Friends of Wintergreen reported today that nearly 1,000 Wintergreen property owners, a number that is growing daily, plan to individually sue the Atlantic Coast Pipeline for damages to their property if the pipeline company seizes land used by the Wintergreen community.  Go here for press release.

FOW and WPOA Seek Pipeline Injunction

November 15, 2017 - Today Friends of Wintergreen and the Wintergreen Property Owners Association filed a rehearing request and temporary injunction to stop the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in the Wintergreen area.  “FERC’s approval was arbitrary and capricious and not based on facts on (and in) the ground”.

FOW Letter to FERC — May 25, 2017

July 17, 2017 - Friends of Wintergreen wrote a letter to FERC to inform the federal agency that ACP did not provide specific responses to issues raised by the Wintergreen community, or provided vague, open-ended, non-committal “responses.”   These perfunctory answers failed to address or acknowledge the unique circumstances of the Wintergreen area.

FOW filing to FERC — March 24, 2017

April 3, 2017 - On March 24, 2017, Friends of Wintergreen submitted a 432-page filing with FERC pointing out the deficiencies in the DEIS issued on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.   A summary is here.  The full filing with attachments is here (and is large.)

Pipeline on Steep Slopes Is Too Risky

March 15, 2017 - Friends of Wintergreen released two new geology studies that show the land around Wintergreen is too steep and prone to erosion to support a 42-inch natural gas pipeline.
 

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Jane Twitmyer

Regarding the lawsuit against eminent domain now in process from other pipeline opponents atother pipelines …
Dominion’s primary rationale to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is their projected demand for electricity. Their projection runs in the face of national numbers. This year natural gas is on track to see the largest drop in its share of U.S. electric generation in over a decade and data shows retail sales of electricity have been essentially flat from 2002 into 2017. In June the EIA estimated a total U.S. electricity sales growth of 0.7% through 2040.

This projected downward trend in the future demand of electricity generation means that the US, now the largest producer of natural gas, will actually be exporting more gas. That should change the calculation for building the pipelines. Does exported gas meet criteria that would allow a pipeline company to make use of eminent domain to secure the land? Does gas designed for export meet any definition of ‘community benefit’

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Sara Howlett

Any other geological components of importance in the areas involved, such as any underground rivers or springs? My concern is the disruption of any of these( as well as the fault) with the blasting that will be done. Too much at risk here.

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Tuss Macpherson

Are you aware there is a fault line that runs thru this area called The Rockfish Valley Fault Line? Wouldn’t this be considered “unstable” for the construction of a pipeline?

I am a Wtg. resident.

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Charles P Duvall MD

Just a belated thought: why not substantially remove the WG entrance up hill from where it forks off of the main road. It would then be out of the way and could be designed as a distraction, to be pretty welcoming and special.

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