Tell the Army Corps to Remove the Towers and Restore the James

July 3, 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.

Our position is clear: Remove the towers and restore the James River.

Alternatives exist that protect this landscape and provide reliable power. Dominion Energy’s transmission line irreparably harms the experience of Jamestown, the cradle of English settlement in America and the start of American democracy. Your comments will help protect the nationally recognized historic and natural resources of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, Colonial Parkway, Carter’s Grove, and Jamestown Island.

Please help us save the James today.

A bird flies across the transmission lines on the James River, with the river and grasses in the foreground.

photo by: Sam Kittner

Applications for the Telling the Full History Preservation Fund grant program are due December 15, 2021.

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