June 15th Event – No Pipeline Party

Join Friends of Nelson at the Blue Mountain Barrel House on Saturday, June 15th, to celebrate the anniversary of the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and support the ongoing fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Author and journalist Jon Mingle will share a reading from his new book ‘Gaslight, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Fight for America’s Energy Future. Food and Beverages from Blue Mountain will be available on-site.

Speakers from the Legal Defense Fund for the ongoing battle against the Mountain Valley Pipeline and Music will follow.

The event is free and open to the public.
All proceeds from book and t-shirt sales will benefit the MVP Legal Defense Fund.


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Canceled Atlantic Coast Pipeline Easements Being Returned!

Canceled Atlantic Coast Pipeline Easements Being Returned!

Happy new year! We are pleased to share with you this article in the Nelson County Times recently about the return of landowner easements on the canceled Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Dominion Energy has agreed to return all easements to landowners. Landowners will keep all compensation.

For two and a half years the Niskanen Center, along with Joyce Burton (landowner liaison for Friends of Nelson) helped to turn this tide. This effort included a year-long partnership with Senator Tim Kaine’s office.

If you are a landowner on the canceled ACP route and want an expedited release (for example if you have plans for the property or you want to sell) please see the link below to contact the land agent in your area.

Virginia ACP Land Supervisor counties of Augusta, Bath, Buckingham, Cumberland, Highland, Nelson, and Prince Edward contact:

Dave Aman

Please note that your land agent may be different than the one you initially worked with. For all counties on the ACP route see the link here for your land agent.


Together we are stronger!

Lessons Learned Release Party

Come catch up with Friends of Nelson and enjoy a unique screening of a video from our Lessons Learned Project!

The Lessons Learned Project is a video interview documentary, and associated publication, of Nelson County citizens on the fight against the Atlantic coast pipeline. It highlights the lessons learned through our organization and the ensuing battle to victory and is meant to be available as a resource for other groups.


Please join us at 7pm on the evening of October 1st. 2022 at the Rockfish Valley Community Center.

Refreshments will be available.

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