TAKE ACTION: Email Your Support for Del. Roem’s HB 556

We all knew the odds were stacked against our community as soon as Dominion proposed running Amazon’s extension cord throughout our neighborhoods, with at one time as many as 10 possible routes!  This community joined together and supported the fight to advocate for only ONE acceptable Read More …

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 …

TAKE ACTION: Email support for Del. Hugo’s bill undergrounding Haymarket transmission line

Our hard work continues to pay off!  However, while our fight may be the LONGEST transmission line fight in history and our “re-hearing on need” is virtually unprecedented, our work is not done. Your help is needed now to get this click-to-send email out – Read More …

Dominion Requests Delay – Coalition Agrees — And the Fight Continues

The following press release and email were sent out 1/24/18. PRESS RELEASE Dominion requests delay – Coalition agrees Executive director says: “We hope good luck – and good faith – persist.” Haymarket, Virginia (January 24, 2018) – A potentially decisive scenario has developed in Richmond Read More …

Inside NOVA: 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. By Alex Koma akoma@insidenova.com  Updated January 23, 2017 Del. Tim Hugo, R-40th District, is now pushing legislation requiring Dominion Energy to bury its controversial 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …