NOTE: The Coalition to Protect PWC has supporters from a very diverse community. The Coalition is non-partisan. Our mission is to defend the broader community from the Haymarket transmission line and substation project.
With the disturbing and tragic events in Charlottesville, the Coalition wants to make it clear it does not endorse or align with any political party or politician. The Coalition works across party lines to protect the community.
The Coalition to Protect Prince William County is a grassroots movement formed in response to Dominion Power’s proposal to erect 100-plus-foot-tall transmission towers and a new substation for a single customer — Amazon.com – which wants to establish a data center campus in Haymarket, Va.
The Coalition is a 501(c)(4) corporation. We are a group of volunteers; there are no paid directors. Because we are tax-exempt, all donated funds are dedicated to expenses.
The Coalition is an open partnership of residents, communities, businesses, and nonprofit organizations united to preserve and enhance the quality of life, natural resources, and historical heritage of Western Prince William County. This area of suburban communities, commercial enterprises, and education and health institutions – surrounded by a Rural Crescent of agricultural, historical, and natural resources – is home to thousands of residents, numerous wildlife species, including the bald eagle, and dozens of federal, state, and county protected sites.
The Coalition’s charter is to resist the threat to homes, health, history, and habitat presented by Dominion Power’s proposed placement of high-voltage overhead transmission lines through residential communities, historic sites, and natural resource preserves. We believe Dominion Power and its regulator, the State Corporation Commission (SCC), have a viable and acceptable option in the Interstate 66 “hybrid” route, which serves the interests of both residents and power consumers, while also respecting private property and natural preservation. Through our leadership and supporters, we are engaged with Dominion, the SCC, our state Delegates and senators, county leadership, and other stakeholders to ensure the voices of Prince William County residents are heard – and heeded.
HOAs, local businesses, churches, charities, groups and individuals have come together in the Coalition to protect the culture, history and environment of our region. On January 12th 2015 , these groups came together to attend a town hall sponsored by Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall, where they shared concerns, and personal stories with county and state officials. Over 1,000 attended.
Above-ground power towers would permanently damage businesses, hurt homeowners and blemish the rural community they traverse. With this Coalition, the entire Haymarket community has come together to say ‘We will not be divided by new routes. We stand united.'”
Listed below are just some of Coalition participants, representing larger groups. They, as well as hundreds of individuals, are fighting to protect our communities from Dominion’s proposed power towers.
Alexandra’s Keep HOA
Antioch Baptist Church
Autumn Oaks Homeowners Association
Bridlewood Community Association
Broad Run Nursery
Bull Run Mountain Civic Association
Bull Run Mountain Conservancy
Crossroads Village HOA
Dominion Valley Owners Association
Dragon Ridge Photography
Edge Hill Homeowners Association
Enfield Farm Homeowners Association
Evergreen Country Club
Evergreen Farm Property Owners Association
Greenhill Crossing HOA
Haymarket Baptist Church
Haymarket Evergreen Center
Haymarket Regional Food Pantry
Haymarket Station HOA
Heathcote Commons HOA
Heritage Hunt Homeowners Association
Hopewells Landing HOA
Longstreet Commons HOA
Manor House Preservation Fund
Middleburg Orange County Pony Club
Mountain Crest Estates Homeowners Association
Oak Valley HOA
Parks at Piedmont HOA
Piedmont Church of Christ
Piedmont Homeowners Association
Prince William Conservation Alliance
Prince William/Fairfax County Farm Bureau of Virginia
Rainbow Riding Therapeutic Center
Regency Homeowners Association
Rose Hill Estates Owners Association
Serve Our Willing Warriors
Shelter Lakes Homeowners Association
Sherwood Forest HOA
Somerset Crossing HOA
Sons of Confederate Veterans
The Regency Homeowners Association
The Winery at La Grange
Thunder Oak Homeowners Association
Town of Haymarket
Villages of Piedmont HOA
Virginia Oaks HOA