Legislation proposed in 2018 General Assembly

Virginia State Delegates and Senators have proposed a number of bills which can directly affect us and Dominion’s proposed Haymarket transmission line project: ACTIVE:   HB 1558 Electric utility regulation; grid modernization; energy efficiency programs. Introduced by: Terry G. Kilgore | all patrons    … Read More …

They Listened – and We Need to Do More

We spoke at the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor in support of Senator Chap Petersen’s SB 13. This “Intervenor” bill would put in place a process whereby grass-roots and other groups could apply to the state to be reimbursed for costs incurred from being Read More …

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Powerful Senate committee kills rate-freeze repeal; awaits Saslaw’s bill

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Powerful Senate committee kills rate freeze By ROBERT ZULLO Richmond Times-Dispatch  Dominion Energy spokesman David Botkins (left) listened to deliberations in the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee in the Pocahontas Building on Monday.   Don’t call it Dominion’s bill. Sen. Dick Saslaw of Read More …

Coalition Press Release: Next 30 Days May Determine Next 30 Years

In defense of the Haymarket/Gainesville community regarding Dominion’s proposed Haymarket Transmission Line and Substation project, the Coalition is preparing remand testimony for submittal to the SCC on January 26, and will be representing the community as a formal Respondent at the February 8 Remand Hearing Read More …

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Dominion Rules

Published October 13, 2017 By Robert Zullo, Michael Martz, Patrick Wilson, and Graham Moomaw Richmond Times-Dispatch – Special Report – Dominion DOMINION RULES How the Richmond-based utility company became one of the most influential political forces in Virginia THE SERIES During the past two decades, Read More …

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Bill to undo controversial utility rate freeze faces unfriendly panel

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Bill to undo controversial utility rate freeze faces unfriendly panel By ROBERT ZULLO Richmond Times-Dispatch Jan 13, 2018 Dominion Energy’s office building in downtown Richmond. A bill that would undo the controversial 2015 rate freeze that locked in hundreds of millions of dollars Read More …

InsideNOVA: Legislation would bury controversial Haymarket power line

By Alex Koma akoma@insidenova.com InsideNOVA: Legislation would bury controversial Haymarket power line An example of what a controversial power line through the Gainesville area is expected to look like, according to Dominion Energy. Del. Tim Hugo, R-40th District, is now pushing legislation requiring Dominion Energy Read More …

Dominion’s Proposed Overhead and Hybrid Maps – 010818

Dominion has submitted new modifications for the proposed I-66 Overhead and Hybrid (partially underground) routes for the proposed Haymarket transmission line (illegible graphics in part 3 of 3 Remand Testimony). Access all legible maps here: I-66 Overhead Route Maps: Schedule 1 Overhead – Map 1 Read More …

A Rare Opportunity: You can Make the Difference

Your time is valuable and the holidays are busy, so let us get straight to the point: your neighborhood and the Coalition have an opportunity to strike a decisive legal blow in defense of our communities. And we need your support, now. In an unprecedented Read More …

Supervisor Jeanine Lawson: SCC Orders New Proceedings

WOW!  In an unprecedented move, the State Corporation Commission (SCC), who regulates Dominion Power, issued an order to open new proceedings regarding the Haymarket Transmission Lines.  Essentially the order calls for the Hearing Examiner to consider additional evidence on the need for the new lines Read More …

Breaking News: SCC delivers lump of coal to Dominion

The SCC today came out with an Order Remanding Further Proceedings on the Haymarket Transmission Project (http://www.protectpwc.org).  Here’s a first look at our press release. Dominion’s Regulator and Coalition Agree; Powerline Need Unproven Executive director says: “This is historic – SCC tells Dominion ‘try again’ with Read More …

Potomac Local: After a long list of starts and stops, the Haymarket power line case will head back to Richmond

by Potomac Local on December 6, 2017 at 5:18 pm In a letter full of legalese, Virginia’s State Corporation Commission says it will consider new evidence in the case to build an overhead powerline in Haymarket. Overall, the commission will once again review the need Read More …

Coalition Press Release: Dominion’s Regulator and Coalition Agree; Powerline Need Unproven – 12/6/17

Dominion’s Regulator and Coalition Agree; Powerline Need Unproven Executive director says: “This is historic – SCC tells Dominion ‘try again’ with application.” Haymarket, Virginia (December 6, 2017) – The State Corporation Commission’s (SCC) highest ranking officials took the historic step of sending Dominion Energy’s (Dominion) Read More …

Inside NoVa: New hearings ordered for controversial Gainesville powerline

Inside NoVa: New hearings ordered for controversial Gainesville powerline By Alex Koma akoma@insidenova.com Dec 6, 2017 An image provided by Dominion Energy that provides an example of what power lines might look like, when constructed. Facebook Twitter Email Print Save State regulators are now taking Read More …

Inside NOVA: Prince William Power Line: No rest for opponents after Carver Road win

Inside NOVA: No rest for opponents By:  Alex Koma September 29, 2017 Dominion Energy may be pulling back from its plans to build a new power line along a controversial route near Carver Road in Gainesville, but opponents warn that there’s no telling how state Read More …