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Where's the beef? Seven groups petition FERC for a hearing to show evidence of need for ACP. ow.ly/UV7e30cNha7 ... See MoreSee Less

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Lt. Gov. candidates on pipelines issues. Vote on Tuesday to save Wintergreen and Virginia from pipeline abuse. (White = position unknown). For your voting location go here. bit.ly/2rM9YKz ... See MoreSee Less

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Vote on Tuesday for candidates who will save Wintergreen and Virginia from interstate pipelines and eminent domain abuse. Find your polling place. bit.ly/2rM9YKz ... See MoreSee Less

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CLEAN HANDS: Can you tell which Gubernatorial candidate Dominion wants you to vote for this Tuesday? Clue #1: Follow the money. Clue #2: It not the "no pipeline" candidates. bit.ly/2rQuwBP ... See MoreSee Less

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Landowners stop pipeline surveyors in Franklin County. ow.ly/PZ3s30cusbr ... See MoreSee Less

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h/t to Deborah for her photos today of this survey crew on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Three Ridges. Aren't familiar with Three Ridges? Here you go: www.backpacker.com/trips/three-ridges-loop #NoACP #NoPipeline

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Recent News

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.

FOW to FERC: We Want The Same As the USFS

November 22, 2016 - Friends of Wintergreen filed with FERC today asking that Wintergreen and Nelson County land be treated with the same due diligence and duty of care as the USFS demands of its land.   Dominion needs to do more analysis and detailed plans.

Pipeline A Drag On Wintergreen Property Values

November 19, 2016 - Friends of Wintergreen announced that the prospect of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) on Wintergreen land and in front of the only entrance and exit to the mountain resort has already depressed property values by 10% or more.   This is in contrast to Dominion’s 2015 claim to county officials across the Commonwealth that “there is no consistent information suggesting the presence of a natural gas pipeline easement would decrease property values.”  Real estate values elsewhere in the Commonwealth have increased by an estimated 2-5+%.

FOW Filing to FERC — September 12, 2016

September 28, 2016 - September 12, 2016 filing from Friends of Wintergreen to FERC on the inadequacy of Dominion’s proposed Spruce Creek Route Variation to the Wintergreen area community.
 

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4 Comments

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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