Friends of Wintergreen, Inc. (FOW) was created on August 6, 2015 to protect and enhance the value, beauty, integrity, and sustainability of Wintergreen, Route 151, and neighboring communities.
The first order of business was to identify the negative impacts of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline on the Wintergreen area and then work to find a better solution to the current proposed route. Working with top national legal, environmental and engineering experts, FOW identified the problems and potential solutions which are formally and informally being communicated to Dominion, the federal regulators, and top government officials.
The following is a chronology of event in 2015 and a look ahead to late 2017 and beyond:
Friends of Wintergreen has already filed eight significant briefs with FERC demonstrating with hard data the adverse consequences of the pipeline on the Wintergreen area and some better route solutions.