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NPCA Seeks Injunction To Prevent Work From Starting On Jamestown Transmission Line

The National Parks Conservation Association is seeking an injunction to prevent construction from commencing on a power transmission line that would cross the James River near Historic Jamestowne and other units of the National Park System before the group's legal challenge to the project is heard.
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Lawsuit Filed Over Decision To Permit Transmission Towers Near Historic Jamestowne

The National Parks Conservation Association, claiming that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to conduct due diligence in reviewing a permit application to string power lines along 300-foot tall towers through the James River near Historic Jamestowne has sued the agency in federal court.
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Trump Administration Approves More Than 7-Mile-Long Transmission Line Near Historic Jamestown

The Trump administration reversed the Obama administration's position on a more than 7-mile-long line of transmission towers running near Historic Jamestowne and Colonial National Historical Park in Virginia on Thursday by approving the project.
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Trump Administration Embraces 7-Mile-Long String Of Transmission Towers Across James River

A 7-mile-long string of electrical transmission towers that would march across the James River within sight of historic Jamestowne and Colonial National Historical Park would cause "severe and unacceptable damage to this historically important area and the irreplaceable and iconic resources within it," according to former National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis.
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NPCA Launches "Parks In Peril" Campaign To Get Obama Administration To Protect National Parks

A National Parks Conservation Association campaign launching today is designed to rally public support against threats facing such iconic national parks as Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon with hopes the Obama administration will step up and use the tools and authority it has to protect the parks.
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Reopening of National Parks "Just In Time" For Two Major Park Events

The reopening of NPS areas late last week came just in the nick of time for not only the popular fall color season, but also for some annual special events in parks. Among the activities held last weekend were the 34th Annual Bridge Day at New River Gorge National River and Yorktown Day at Colonial National Historical Park, which commemorates the 232nd anniversary of America's climactic Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown.
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Can You Identify These "Historic Firsts" In The National Park System?

The country's first National Historic Site celebrated its 75th anniversary earlier this month, and the occasion offers the opportunity for some fun challenges for NPS trivia buffs. Can you identify the NPS area claiming this historic "first"? How about the location of America's first National Battlefield, or the former national park that's now a national monument?
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