First off I just posted up a video on YouTube/SaveLostRiver that shows the very individuals we are fighting in this battle to save our homes and land from being taken for the Lost River Site #16 dam. http://www.savelostriver.org/wilkinsraid.php
In this video the opposing attorney for the soil conservation service is seen in 1993 threatening a 70 something year old lady with a sheriff and his guns if she refuses to let the appraisers in her home. This was for the first Kimsey Run Site #4 dam 2 miles away. WV State Supreme court ruled no more dams could be built after this one. That lady in the video later died from breast cancer in a nursing home after being unable to rebuild.
The same 'bald' attorney in this video is the same one still representing the soil conservation service now. In fact as the title of this thread says, he threatened all families and landowners involved that we WOULD be arrested if we refuse to let appraisers into the homes here. This was after a court ruling asking for an injunction to let other legal matters work out first.
All landowners adamantly oppose any invasion in the homes stating that feasibility studies are still ongoing and that the soil conservation is pushing for condemnation BEFORE those studies are done in hopes to acquire land before they are ousted from office in Nov.
Anyway it's a good chance if we refuse to allow appraisers in, the Hardy Co. sheriffs department will be on site to begin arresting landowners/homeowners on June 24 here in Lost City.