Friends of Nelson, a founding member of ABRA, was given the Community Stalwart Award by the Property Rights and Pipeline Center (PRPC), a national coalition supporting the fight to prevent the use of eminent domain for siting of oil and gas infrastructure. ABRA is a member of PRPC.
The award was presented to Friends of Nelson for its “generous donation of time, toil, and inspiration in the struggle for a cleaner America.” The stated mission of Friends of Nelson (http://friendsofnelson.com/) is to protect property rights, property values, rural heritage and the environment for all the citizens of Nelson County, Virginia.” Doug Wellman, Vice-President of the organization, accepted the award on October 29 at the annual conference of PRPC, held in Washington. The conference featured an address by Richard Glick, a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and included visits with Members of Congress by teams of landowners affected by pipeline projects from throughout the country.
Click here to view videos of the award ceremony (bottom video link on the Web page) and of Richard Averitt’s interview with FERC Commissioner Glick (top video link on the Web page).
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