- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - James City County planners won’t recommend approval of a key component of Dominion Virginia Power’s proposal to build towering transmission lines over the James River.

Media outlets report that the Planning Commission rejected a motion on Wednesday night to recommend approval of an electrical switching station.

The county Board of Supervisors will make the final decision on whether to approve Dominion’s rezoning application for the station.

Dominion spokeswoman Bonita Harris tells media outlets that the company hopes the Board of Supervisors will approve the station.

Dominion has argued the transmission line is needed to meet the growing power needs of the region. It has warned of power interruptions if it can’t move forward with its construction.

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