Statement | Washington, DC | May 24, 2018

Federal Court Ruling Will Allow James River Power Project to Continue

Statement by Sharee Williamson, associate general counsel, the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Today, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that Dominion Power may proceed with building a transmission line supported by 17 towers across the James River at Jamestown. The following is a statement from Sharee Williamson, associate general counsel, National Trust for Historic Preservation:

“We are disappointed by the court’s decision to allow Dominion to build a massive transmission line across the James River at Jamestown. The National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act are intended to provide safeguards against siting industrial projects in historically significant landscapes. This outcome is a real disappointment, and we are currently considering our next steps. This nationally-significant historic place deserves to be preserved for future generations.”

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