Press Release


Federal Court Ruling Will Allow Construction of James River Transmission Line to Continue

May 24, 2018

WASHINGTON (May 24, 2018) – Today, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that Dominion Energy may proceed with building a transmission line supported by 17 towers across the James River at Jamestown. The following is a statement from Elizabeth S. Kostelny, CEO of Preservation Virginia: 

“As the steward of Historic Jamestowne for 125 years, we’re disappointed by the court’s decision. We remain concerned about the negative consequence to the history, economy and legacy of the Historic Triangle region. The National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act provide review and evaluation processes intended to protect nationally important historic places. Preservation of the James River has been and will continue to be our priority as we consider our next steps. With the approach of the commemoration in 2019, we will continue work to preserve this nationally and internationally significant site and region.”


About Preservation Virginia

Preservation Virginia is a private, non-profit organization and statewide historic preservation leader founded in 1889 that is dedicated to preserving, promoting and serving as an advocate for Virginia's cultural and architectural history.

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