Persistence Pays Off, But the Fight Continues

On August 2, 2017, I reported on the decision by the Army Corps of Engineers to give Dominion Energy the right to build electrical towers on the James River, in full view of the historic settlement of Jamestown. Despite there being laws requiring that there be an environmental impact statement prepared before construction begins, the energy company started the installation immediately, and completed it on February 26, 2019. The National Trust for Historic Preservation pursued legal action, which culminated in a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia that the Army Corps of Engineers had violated the law and requiring it to now conduct the survey. You can read the full article here.

So, the towers are built and the battle continues. Visit the National Trust’s website to see what you can do to become part of the solution. What has been built can be taken down, but it will take continued vigilance and, most likely, more legal battles in the courts. It’s expensive, so show your support today.

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