Wintergreen Resort Entrance
Nelson County, Virginia
Between 50 to 75 people gathered around noon Saturday to peacefully express their opposition to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. A few days again workers with ACP and Dominion Energy cut down hundreds of trees to begin making way for the proposed pipeline.
According to one of the event coordinators, Sharon Ponton, “The action was co-sponsored and organized by three grassroots groups in Nelson, Protect Our Water, Free Nelson and Friends of Nelson.”
Wintergreen Property Owners Association released a statement Saturday afternoon as the assembly was taking place.
Wintergreen Property Owners Association (WPOA) has repeatedly and publicly opposed the location of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the negative impacts it has on our community. We are grateful for the local and regional support received from groups like Friends of Wintergreen and Friends of Nelson. Raising awareness through peaceful, grass roots efforts helps protect all of us, our natural resources, and most importantly, builds strong communities during trying times.
WPOA respects citizens’ legal rights to peacefully assemble and voice opposition to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. We are firmly committed to keeping our community safe and thriving by sharing our concerns at every level of government and holding Dominion accountable for the taking of our protected open space. WPOA will insist upon just compensation, fair treatment, and security for our community and the areas surrounding Wintergreen.
Wintergreen Property Owners Association
Dominion and the ACP just received a violation from the Department of Environmental Quality for cutting some trees that should not have been taken down thus far.
Above, more photos from Saturday’s event.