The Army Corps of Engineers has granted a permit to Dominion Energy for the construction of 17 transmission towers across the James River in clear view of the historic Jamestown Settlement. Sarah Rankin, with the Associated Press, reported on the current situation this past July 6:
Theresa Pierno, president and CEO of the National Parks Conservation Association, argues that other options were available to Dominion that would save the unfettered view, but that were not considered because the towers were the least-cost solution. Needless to say, historic preservation organizations are formulating their response to the Army Corps’ decision, most likely resulting in legal action.
I really didn’t want my blog posts to constantly be about historic preservation under siege, but those news stories are easier to come by than the ones that report on residents, businesses, and government getting together to save sites. I’m just going to have to dig a little deeper to find those positive stories.
What do you think?