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Dominion may pay for projects to mitigate sea level rise impact near Jamestown Island, Colonial Parkway

Dominion may pay for projects to mitigate sea level rise impact near Jamestown Island, Colonial Parkway

JAMES CITY — Scientists and the leadership team at Jamestown Rediscovery agree that water levels are rising near the first English settlement in the U.S.

But assistance preserving one the most important historical areas in the nation may come from a company area preservationists are wary of: Dominion Virginia Power.

Officials with the utility giant said the company may provide financial assistance for projects that mitigate the impact of sea level rise on the settlement as a way of offsetting any impacts from building power transmission lines across the scenic viewscape of the James River.

Dominion hasn’t formalized its proposal, although those efforts will...

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