- Associated Press - Friday, May 15, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Supreme Court won’t reconsider its ruling that local approval is required for a switching station that would be part of a proposed power line over a historic section of the James River.

The justices rejected petitions for rehearing Friday.

The court ruled April 16 that the State Corporation Commission did not err when it approved Dominion’s path for the high-rise electrical transmission line, but said a switching station requires zoning approval by James City County officials. County supervisors and historic preservation and conservation groups have opposed the James River path of the 500-kilovolt transmission line. Some of the project’s 17 steel towers would rise nearly 295 feet - almost the height of the Statute of Liberty.

Dominion said it is considering “multiple options” for the switching station.

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