Sunday, October 14, 2012

America’s Earliest Heritage Could Be Zapped!

Can you imagine putting power plant on Plymouth Rock?

Something similar is being proposed for Virginia’s James River where Jamestown was founded in 1607. Dominion Virginia Power Company is planning to erect 16 steel Erector-set style transmission towers, four of which will be thirty-stories tall (higher than most downtown office buildings) that would be seen from the recently discovered site of the church where Pocahontas was married in 1614.

These views are critical to preserve Historic Jamestown’s educational functions and value, and its ambiance as a tourist destination. The power line's path particularly affects Carter’s Grove, a unique national treasure and extraordinary example of our pre-Revolutionary colonial history.

Local citizens have formed the Save the James Alliance to oppose the project.

A public hearing will be held on October 24.

Learn here what you can do, including attending the upcoming public hearings.

Above all, please help demonstrate national support for the opposition to this project and  sign the petition.

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