The Sept. 18 meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners bodes to be a relatively quiet one. An amendment to the county’s animal-control ordinance will be accompanied by signing of a new contract with the Asheville Humane Society, among a few other actions, according to the agenda posted on the county Web site.
The WNC Community Energy Advisory Council will hold its second meeting on energy-efficiency strategies this Friday, July 20, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
An e-mail from the utility suggests that Progress will terminate the lease voluntarily if it decides not to challenge Woodfin’s denial of a permit.
Progress Energy’s plan to build a power plant on land adjacent to the old Buncombe County county landfill was thwarted by the town of Woodfin Zoning Board of Adjustment last night, but the company still holds a one dollar per year lease on the property.
Progress Energy’s power plant plans went down to defeat Monday night.
Xpress has received numerous tips from readers who say they’ve received phone calls from a polling company in Ohio. The questions, our tipsters say, are focused on the proposed Progress Energy plant in Woodfin and are framed as a “push poll,” which is to say they are posed in such a way as to reinforce certain attitudes or answers.
Two local environmental groups are considering legal action against the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners to overturn a cut-rate lease granted to Progress Energy to site a controversial new power plant. The Canary Coalition and the Mountain Voices Alliance say the commissioners’ action violated the state’s open-meetings law and ignored the potential impacts on county […]
Buncombe County Rep. Susan Fisher is one of several state legislators seeking a delay on approval for two new coal-fired power plants west of Charlotte.
Opposition to Progress Energy’s proposed power plant in Woodfin gained a new ally last week, when members of Rising Tide, an activist group concerned with climate change, strung a banner atop a Woodfin billboard. Nine Asheville police cruisers arrived on the scene and removed the protestors and their banner with help from a fire department […]
An overflow crowd spilled out of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners chambers at their meeting last night. The hot-button issue was the proposed siting of a Progress Energy power plant on the old county landfill in Woodfin. The proposed 50-year contract for the project granted use of the land for one dollar per year […]