Citizen-Times Guest Column Property owners in Henderson and Polk counties are learning about the limits on their rights to control the property they own and to control what happens to the hillside they view from their back porch. When electric power lines and pipelines are needed for the public use and benefit, the state of […]
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Greenville Online Greenville Water System says one route proposed for a Duke Energy transmission line project that cuts through the water system’s watershed could threaten water quality for its 500,000 customers. Water system leaders have expressed concern over the quality of water in its North Saluda Watershed in northern Greenville County if Duke Energy clear-cuts […]
Tryon Daily Bulletin After deciding not to approve a resolution against Duke Energy’s modernization plan that could mean transmission towers being installed through Polk County, the Tryon Board of Commissioners has scheduled a meeting with Duke officials on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be at the Tryon Fire Department with the […]
Hendersonville Lighting, September 10, 2015 Bolstering a letter it wrote last month to Duke Energy, the Hendersonville City Council on Thursday adopted a resolution calling for an independent review of the need for a 45-mile transmission line through Henderson County and asking the utility to make concessions on the size and nature of the infrastructure. […]
Charlotte Business Journal, September 10, 2015 A panel of Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) experts spent more than two hours last week answering questions about plans for its controversial Foothills high-voltage power line. The audience of roughly 850 western N.C. residents in Flat Rock did not much like, or believe, what it heard. One Duke expert told […]
Hendersonville Times-News September 8, 2015 The Henderson County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution outlining its position on Duke Energy’s proposed transmission lines during a meeting Tuesday, after an opening Pledge of Allegiance led by four World War II veterans and a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day, Dubbed the Foothills […]
Date/Time: September 10, 12:30 p.m. Location: City Hall, 145 Fifth Ave. E. Hendersonville City Council will consider a resolution regarding the Foothills 230 KV transmission line project through Hendersonville proposed by Duke Energy. For more information contact City Clerk Tammie Drake: 828-697-3005
Click here for a full recording of the September 3 public meeting at Blue Ridge Community College. Many thanks to Canary Coalition for filming the meeting!
Citizen-Times by guest columnists Kelly Martin and Joan Walker Two years ago, the Asheville Beyond Coal coalition was instrumental in the passage of the City of Asheville’s Clean Energy Resolution. That resolution, adopted unanimously by Asheville City Council on Oct. 22, 2013, created a partnership between Duke Energy and the city to help Asheville meet […]
FLAT ROCK, N.C. — Duke Energy officials were in the hot seat Thursday night.They took questions from a fired-up crowd at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, North Carolina.The meeting was concerning the modernization project expected to bring 45 miles of new power lines to the region. More than 800 people packed the hearing.For more […]