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Justices: Path of James River Lines OK, Station Needs Zoning

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Supreme Court justices say state regulators did not err when they approved the path of high-rise electrical transmission lines over an historic section of the James River.

But the court sided Thursday with James City County, which argued that a switching station was subject to zoning ordinances.

It was not immediately clear what impact that finding would have on the construction of the transmission line proposed by Dominion Virginia Power.

The court ruling involved Dominion's plan to construct 17 steel towers near Jamestown Island. Some of the towers would rise nearly 295 feet from the river's surface, or about the same height of the Statue of Liberty.

The project has been fiercely opposed by conservation and historic preservation groups. They argued that the towers would be a visual blight.

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