Fact Sheet Jul 8, 2015

Must Jamestown’s Historic Character Be Destroyed?

Must Jamestown’s Historic Character Be Destroyed? Could other options provide sufficient, reliable power without ruining this historic area? Alternatives must be analyzed and evaluated by the public.

Dominion Virginia Power has applied for a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build a massive 500 kV electric transmission line directly through this historic setting to fulfill the supposed energy needs of the Peninsula of Virginia. They would construct 17 towers, some nearly as tall as the Statue of Liberty, all heavily-lit day and night. This chronic eyesore would light up the pristine night skies, threaten the endangered Atlantic sturgeon, and disrupt the significant local tourism industry while permanently damaging Jamestown’s historic setting.