Opponents of Dominion Virginia Power's plan to string transmission lines across the Piedmont's placid and historic landscape circled their wagons around Washington, D.C. Tuesday.
They provided federal regulators with impassioned narratives about how their lives would be impacted by the 500-kv power lines and the huge towers that would hold them.
"I've been promised by the experts at Dominion Power that my land is a target for the 15-story power lines they propose to build," said Judy Almquist of Marshall, a retired widow who supports herself by renting out the six houses and apartments on her 50-acre farm in Fauquier County. "Two local realtors told me that my property is worthless right now because no one will buy it." Read Full Article
- For the opponents that circle the wagons, in all likelihood their activities will be pre-empted by the federal legislation passed during the first Bush Administration.