Parks group sues over Jamestown transmission line project

Grow Your Business in Northern Virginia with digital marketing services from The W Agency

JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — A nonprofit conservation group is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over its decision to grant Dominion Energy a permit for a controversial transmission line over the James River.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Washington by the National Parks Conservation Association.

It says the Corps didn’t take a thorough enough look at the impacts of the line, which the group contends would threaten efforts to protect a “relatively unspoiled landscape” in the historic area. It seeks to block construction.

Dominion spokeswoman Bonita Billingsley Harris says the company stands behind the Corps’ decision. She says the line is urgently needed for reliability and called the project one of the most heavily scrutinized in the state’s history.

An Army Corps spokesman couldn’t immediately be reached.

The post Parks group sues over Jamestown transmission line project appeared first on WTOP.


Digital Marketing Agency in Northern Virginia


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s