Nelson County, Virginia
Passing motorists tell BRL a heavier than normal Virginia State Police presence was observed in the general area of Wintergreen Resort and The Fenton Inn’s entrance early Tuesday morning. Over the past several days crews marked trees that had been approved for removal as part of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Construction.
This morning WPOA’s Executive Director, Jay Roberts released the following statement:
“ACP contractors arrived this morning to begin cutting trees on WPOA property. The Wintergreen Property Owners Association (WPOA), while opposed to the location of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, understands and abides by the legal process that has led to the commencement of tree removal on WPOA property. While disappointed, the beginning of construction only increases our resolve to hold Dominion accountable for the financial and non-financial implications placed on our community by the presence of the pipeline. WPOA is committed to the best possible outcome for our community; one that provides fair treatment and security for our owners, employees and guests.
WPOA remains committed to holding Dominion accountable for the taking of our property and the burden this project places on our community going forward.”
Video uploaded by Richard Averitt of Nellysford and shared from his Facebook post.
More updates as we know.