Bull Run Observer: Final SCC hearing here on power line

By: Terri L. Erwin-Fitz – Observer staff

The State Corporation Commission will hold the final hearing on Dominion Power’s proposed Haymarket 230kV and substation project on May 2 at 7 p.m. at the Battlefield High School Auditorium located at 5000 Graduation Drive in Haymarket.

In both previous dates the SCC held a 4:30 p.m. meeting. This time there will only be a 7 p.m. meeting.

This will be the final local hearing for those who would like to make testify on the record in front of hearing examiner Glenn Richardson.

There will be a public hearing held on May 10 at 10 a.m. at the State Commission’s Courtroom in the Tyler Building at 1300 Main Street in Richmond..

The Evidentiary hearing will be held at the same place on June 21 at 10 a.m.

Elena Schlossberg, from the Coalition to Protect Prince William County, urges everyone to come support what she says is one of two options: to place the power lines along I-66 and buried or move the Amazon data center to Innovation Park where there is infrastructure in place.  The “best option” if the data center must be built in Haymarket is for the power line to be buried along I-66 and for Amazon to pay for the project instead of passing on the cost to citizens.

At one of the first town hall meetings on the power lines, a thousand people packed the auditorium at Battlefield High School. Schlossberg urges anyone and everyone to come, if not to testify, to demonstrate the number of people that the project will affect.

Schlossberg says that people should come beginning at 6:30. Even if not arriving at the start of the hearing, arriving after will help support the cause.