I got a piece of mail from Dominion Energy today asking that I contact my state legislators “in support of the need” for a power line, threatening rolling blackouts by 2011 if this line isn’t constructed. They are asking Virginia residents to contact their legislators in the General Assembly and ask them to oppose several bills, which they do not identify, which would stop “this much needed transmission line.” What a crock.
If Virginians need to learn about this power line, they’d be well served to visit the webpage of the Piedmont Environmental Council on the subject. And by the way, calling your legislators in support of the restrictions on Dominion’s attempt to make a fortune sending power to the New York metropolitan area through Virginia might be a good idea. The Prince William Board of County Supervisors unanimously opposes this transmission line, as does our congressional delegation and our county legislative delegation to the General Assembly. Thank them all for protecting our interests and fighting Dominion Energy.
UPDATE: The Manassas Journal-Messenger has coverage on the recent town hall meeting on the issue here.
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