A plan to build a 500kV power line by Dominion Virginia Power is still waiting for approval from two state agencies.
The said power line will be visible from Jamestown Island, Kingsmill and Colonial Parkway if constructed. $200,000 has been allocated by the city council to pay the legal expenses related to the State Corporation Commission’s process of approving the project.
In an article written by Zach Hardy on The Flat Hat, several institutions in the area have opposed to the construction of the power lines including The colonial Williamsburg and Kingsmill Citizens group.
Alexander Skirpan, the SCC Hearing Examiner has approved the project though aware of the negative impact it may cause. More than 2,000 people has signed a petition to hold a public hearing on the said project.
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