FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 13, 2017
James River Association Disappointed with Corps’ decision on Jamestown transmission line
Urges state agencies to protect Virginia’s heritage and environment
We are disappointed that the Army Corps of Engineers has issued a conditional approval for transmission lines that would mar such a historic and significant stretch of river – one at the heart of the birth of our nation. Less costly options that meet the project criteria but avoid a river crossing have been identified. However, the project still requires permits from Virginia state agencies. We trust that these state agencies will have greater sensitivity to the Commonwealth’s unique and special resources that would be impacted by this proposed project. We urge them to utilize their authority to protect Virginia’s heritage and environment.
Jamie Brunkow, Lower James Riverkeeper
James River Association
ABOUT THE JAMES RIVER ASSOCIATION: The James River Association (JRA) is a member-supported nonprofit organization founded in 1976 to serve as a guardian and voice for the James River. Throughout the James River’s 10,000-square mile watershed, JRA works through core programs – Education, Community Conservation, Watershed Restoration, River Advocacy and the Riverkeeper Program – to help people of all ages enjoy, appreciate and protect the beauty and health of the James River for future generations to enjoy. For more information on JRA visit www.thejamesriver.org.