Friends of Wintergreen Files Comments with Park Service

On August 20, 2018, Friends of Wintergreen sent an extensive analysis to the National Park Service informing the agency that Atlantic Coast Pipeline will have a significant negative impact on Wintergreen viewsheds.

In their introductory comments, they say:

The purpose of this letter is to:

  • Identify substantial additional visual impacts of the Pipeline that establish that the Proposed Path of the Pipeline is entirely inconsistent with the conservation purposes of the Parkway and the overall National Park System.
  • Identify an alternate route for the Pipeline across the Parkway at I-64/Rockfish Gap that involves substantially fewer visual impacts and that, therefore, is more consistent with the conservation purposes of the Parkway and the overall National Park System.
  • Respond to the inaccurate public statements of Dominion/ACP as to why the Fourth Circuit opinion is wrong and can easily be remedied by the NPS.