The Army Corps of Engineers was ordered to comply with federal law and prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to explore less harmful alternatives that protect the James River’s cultural resources. The Draft EIS prepared by the Army Corps failed to study the alternatives provided by an independent engineering firm retained by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Instead, the Army Corps has reaffirmed support for Dominion Energy’s existing, harmful project.
The Army Corps must independently validate project need given that electrical demand has shrunk. The Army Corps must independently review the viability and costs of various alternatives, including those presented in the National Trust’s report.
The Army Corps is now accepting public comments. We encourage you to personalize your message and share why the James River matters to you.
Your contact information will be added to the letter submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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