CW, College and Preservation Virginia Oppose New Powerline

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Colonial Williamsburg, the College of William and Mary and Preservation Virginia recently submitted a letter to the State Corporation Commission opposing a proposed power line crossing the James River, according to http://hamptonroads.com. Dominion Virginia Power has proposed two potential sites for the power line but has stated their preference for a line that will cross the James River from Surrey County to James City County. The three institutions cite the power line’s potentially negative effects on the area’s tourism industry, and the Historic Triangle’s goal of becoming a World Heritage site as their objection to the power line.