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While the petition is great, your own text is best.  The following is text you can borrow and build on:

Dear     –

I am writing to you as a local business owner and homeowner, living at YOUR ADDRESS HERE.  Our community and the surrounding constituents have organized a significant and sustained effort to resist any proposal that would consider the construction of above-ground power lines and towers in Western Prince William County and the Rural Crescent.  We will oppose on all valid grounds, including the existence of better alternatives, the adverse economic impact, the violation of zoning ordinances and prior zoning agreements, the contradiction of Rural Crescent and other green space management policies, the violation of Chesapeake Bay Watershed mandates, erroneous cost analyses, and other grounds.

In particular, I am writing to ask for your help to stop Dominion Power from putting above ground high voltage power lines and towers in western Prince William County as part of their “Gainesville to Haymarket 230KV transmission line and substation project.”

The beautiful landscape, pastoral roads and serenity of this area will be permanently scarred. There are health, environmental and property concerns.  The list goes on and on.

I appreciate your help and ask that you please oppose the above ground high voltage power lines and towers in western Prince William County.  There are better alternatives available that utilize existing public easements along Route 66, require a much smaller area of disturbance, and create no negative economic, health or environmental effects.  Only a solution that buries most of the power lines should be considered.

Thank you for your time and considering my request.

Sincerely –