December 1, 2017
The biggest eminent domain story in Virginia concerns the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
Dominion, the utility building it, will use its condemnation powers to acquire a ribbon of land running hundreds of miles through Virginia from West Virginia to North Carolina.
One stretch collides with the secluded mountainside Wintergreen Resort community.
A thousand owners of more than 500 Wintergreen properties have picked Waldo & Lyle to fight back. The law firm plans to bring inverse condemnation suits against Dominion for making Wintergreen a less appealing place to live and hurting property values.
Starting at Wintergreen’s entrance, the pipeline will require construction of a nearly one-mile tunnel, a project expected to take more than a year, clear thousands of trees and cause significant disruption to the community’s peace, tranquility and property rights.
A Lynchburg television station recently reported on Wintergreen’s vote of confidence in Waldo & Lyle.
Here is a link to the television station report.
Here is a briefing on the issue prepared by Friends of Wintergreen.