Thursday, December 14, 2006

Dominion Virginia Power High Power Line Plans Protested

Residents protested at a December public meeting sponsored by Dominion Virginia Power to get feedback on its plans to build high power lines through Frederick Co, Warren Co, Fauquier Co and Prince William Co. The lines would run from Meadow Brook substation near Route 81 over the Blue Ridge Mountains and curving north near Haymarket towards Dulles Airport to the Loudoun substation.

The Center supports the plans for the 500,000 volt lines. Of course, the affluent communites oppose the lines based on visual impact. It is a NIMBY luxury view and does not consider the greater power needs of the region. Opponents beleive the lines will ruin the ambience of historic sites too.

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