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Environmentalists Don’t Like Proposed Transmission Line

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Environmentalists Don’t Like Proposed Transmission Line

Some fish that use the James River as a place to spawn might affect a high-voltage power line near Jamestown. The State Corporation Commission has already approved an eight-mile, 500-kilovolt transmission line that’s been requested by Dominion Virginia Power. More than half of the transmission line would go across the James. Environmentalists are looking for assurances the line would not affect the sturgeon population. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must complete a review before Dominion can get a permit. The utility’s plan is a sore point for historic preservationists in Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown.