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(Please note the legal battle that needs your financial help in the comment below.)
The message below is from the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority which owns and operates the W&OD Trail. To convince the State Corporation Commission to approve a route for Dominion's electric transmission line extension in western Loudoun that does NOT use (and degrade) the W&OD Trail, trail users must speak out against a transmission line extension within this regional park. Please take this simple action. Together, we WILL prevail.
Dear Friends and Supporters of the W&OD Trail:
As many of you may know Dominion Virginia Power announced plans to use its easement on the W&OD Trail to build a new 230-kilovolt electric transmission line. Dominion later decided in September 2004, due to public opposition, not pursue use of the W&OD Trail through downtown Leesburg and west through Hamilton.
NOW THE W&OD TRAIL IS ONCE AGAIN BEING CONSIDERED. MORE THAN 26,000 TREES WOULD BE CUT DOWN. THE POWER LINES WOULD PASS WITHIN 500 FEET OF MORE THAN 800 HOMES. THE W&OD TRAIL AS WE KNOW IT WOULD CHANGE FOREVER.
WHAT HAS CHANGED, AND WHY IS THE TRAIL BEING CONSIDERED?
The State Corporation Commission on October 21, 2005 ordered that the W&OD Trail must be considered as a route for the new line. The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority wants to make trail supporters aware that the power line issue on the W&OD Railroad Regional Park is far from over. If these lines are constructed on the Trail one of it