U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Agreement clears way for Corps decision on power lines

Agreement clears way for Corps decision on power lines

Dominion Virginia Power, the Army Corps of Engineers and the historic preservation agencies of the state and federal government have signed off on a key agreement that needed to be addressed before the Corps could decide, one way or the other, on the utility's plan to build a controversial transmission like across the James River.

That agreement sets out a $91 million plan to mitigate the impact of the proposed Surry-Skiffes Creek power lines across the James River on historic sites and the environment.

"The signed agreement will now allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to move forward with rendering a permitting decision," Dominion spokeswoman Le-Ha Anderson...

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