July 17: Public Meeting to Save the James River

July 10, 2019

Earlier this year, a federal court ruled that the massive power lines and 17 towers across the James River at Jamestown were constructed unlawfully. The Army Corps of Engineers has been ordered to comply with federal law and prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to explore less harmful alternatives.

The Army Corps is now accepting public comments, and we’re bringing you a new opportunity to make your voice heard at a public meeting on Wednesday, July 17.

What: Army Corps of Engineers Public Meeting
When: Wednesday, July 17 at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Doubletree by Hilton Williamsburg, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Street parking is available, and registration is not required. More details are available here.

During this meeting, the Army Corps of Engineers will accept public comments to help identify issues that the agency should consider while preparing the court ordered EIS. The public is invited to participate.

Please join the National Trust and our partners in asking the Army Corps to order Dominion Energy to remove their unlawfully built towers.

Dominion Energy’s project has dramatically altered the James River’s cherished historic landscape, Colonial National Historical Park, and the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. The EIS process will determine the fate of this special place.

If you’d like to support the James River right now, send a written comment to the Army Corps. We will continue to keep you informed on this issue. Thank you for your support of the James.

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