Atlantic Coast Pipeline Now Cutting Trees at Scenic Blue Ridge Parkway

by Duane Nichols on March 7, 2018

Near Blue Ridge Parkway &. Appalachian Trail

ACP Tree Cutting Begins Near Fenton Inn And Wintergreen Resort Entrance, Nelson County, VA

News Alert from Blue Ridge Life Magazine, March 6, 2018

Tree cutting is now underway at Beech Grove near Wintergreen in Nelson County, Virginia.

Early Tuesday morning – March 6, 2018 – Crews were seen assembling to begin cutting trees near the entrance to Wintergreen Resort and property adjoining The Fenton Inn B & B on Route 664 just below the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Passing motorists say that 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.”

See also: Buckingham : Protesters Confront Pipeline Tree Cutters Near Yogaville (Video) | Blue Ridge Life Magazine

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