Opening Briefs Filed in the James River Appeal

August 22, 2018 by Sharee Williamson

On August 10th, the National Trust and our partners at Preservation Virginia filed our opening brief before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Our appeal challenges the lower court’s decision that the Army Corps of Engineers complied with the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act in issuing a permit to Dominion Virginia Power to construct a high voltage transmission line across the James River at Jamestown. The Cultural Landscape Foundation and the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, also filed an amicus brief in support of our arguments. All briefs will be filed in the case by the end of October and oral arguments are expected to be scheduled for later this year.

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