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Don't Put Power Lines Across the Historic James River

05/28/2015 04:59 pm ET | Updated May 28, 2016

By David Weible

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There are alternatives to Dominion's current plan to construct high-voltage transmission lines across the James River.

Despite the fact that it would destroy the public's enjoyment of a beautiful stretch of river, ruin the historic context of irreplaceable historic assets like Jamestown and Colonial Parkway, and mar a landscape that's been largely unchanged for thousands of years, Dominion Virginia Power still wants to construct high-voltage transmission lines across the James River.

But it doesn't have to be this way. There are alternatives.

Preservation isn't about impeding process. It's about being mindful of our cultural heritage while encouraging progress. It's possible to both protect our history and serve Virginia with the additional power it needs. Let's do both.

Watch this video to learn more about alternative options to Dominion's proposed high-voltage transmission lines: