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The Washington Post took a look Sunday at plans by Dominion Virginia Power – Virginia’s version of San Diego Gas & Electric – to build a 15-story power line through protected land in rural counties west of Washington, D.C.

It’s a familiar debate. SDG&E is considering a power line here that would pass through 23 miles of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

We recently took a look at the broader context of the power line debate. Park advocates say it is part of an increasing number of threats to California state parks. That story is here.

The Post’s story is worth a look to see how similar the debates sound. It’s also got some useful information on the broader implications of the Virginia line. The story says it could set precedent for the federal government to use a new law to bypass protections of private land. The story is here.

ROB DAVIS

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