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Put brakes on Duke’s line plan

From Blue Ridge Now: Reading Monday’s article about businesses and farmers concerned over Duke Energy’s proposed “Foothills” transmission line, one gets the impression Duke officials just don’t get it. A Duke spokesman talks as if the utility will proceed with designing and engineering the line as soon it chooses its preferred route. That’s not how […]

United front is getting attention

From BlueRidgeNow.com Meanwhile, community opposition groups that sprung up countywide have banded together with regional environmental group MountainTrue to form the Carolina Land Coalition. Their goal: “oppose all transmission line routes under consideration, the scale of the new natural gas plant and the associated substation.” One of the coalition’s goals is to maintain a unified voice […]

Protest Planned on September 12th in Mills River at Valley Ag

MILLS RIVER, NC – On Saturday, September 12, 2015, from 3pm to 7pm, a protest will be held on the property of the Valley Ag store located on Highway 280 in Mills River. Coordinators of the Mills River Homeowners Association Coalition are encouraging all area residents to join in together for the protest against proposed Duke Energy […]

Ties to Duke Energy Abound in NC Utilities Commission Appointees

Published June 2013 An ongoing point of concern is how “cozy” the NC Utilities Commission seems to be with Duke Energy. From Indy Weekly: “[Governor McCrory] has not made any sort of justification for why he believes his obvious conflict of interest should not require any recusal,” Warren says. “It’s pretty obvious to most observers […]

More than 800 people turn out to SC Public Hearing

THANK YOU to all who attended! Many thanks to MountainTrue for supporting us in having our voices heard! We could not have done it without every single person who took the time to show their concern. Please join us again next Thursday Sept 3rd. for a meeting in front of the North Carolina Public Utilities […]

Report on viability of Underground Lines published by Edneyville Community

Edneyville Community has published a paper reviewing underground options for the transmission line. Read the report: High Voltage Transmissions Lines in Henderson County: Can They be Put Underground? From Hendersonville Lightning: The group decided to independently study the cost and viability of running underground lines, she said. “There’s just so much misinformation out there,” she said. […]

Meeting Monday: Fletcher Town Council

Fletcher Town Council will be holding a public meeting on Monday, August 24 at 7pm to discuss a resolution opposing line 17B through Hoopers Creek area. Monday, August 24 at 7pm Fletcher Town Council Click for more info: Town of Fletcher Public Notice

Meeting Tuesday: Saluda Community

Join the Saluda Community meeting this Tuesday at Saluda Fire Department: Tuesday, August 25 Drop-In Meeting from 6 to 8:30 pm Saluda Fire & Rescue 199 Walnut Street (and Greenville St.) Saluda, NC 28773 (828) 749-9816 SALUDA RAISES QUESTIONS & CONCERNS OVER DUKE TRANSMISSION LINE; WILL MEET TUESDAY Read the article on WHKP A group of […]

MountainTrue Calls for Duke Energy to Justify WNC “Modernization” Plan

Carolina Land Coalition is partnered with MountainTrue   Read more on MountainTrue’s website Duke Energy’s so-called “Modernization” Plan doubles down on fossil fuels and threatens to disrupt hundreds of property owners, sensitive habitats, and the visual beauty of Western North Carolina’s mountains. In an August 2 article in the Hendersonville Times-News, Duke Energy cites “explosive” […]