Entries by Scott Davis

PLEASE ATTEND this Thursday: Informational meeting with NC Public Staff and Duke Energy representatives

The North Carolina Public Staff has agreed to an informational meeting at Blue Ridge Community College in the CONFERENCE HALL [Note location change!] in Flat Rock, NC, on September 3rd from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public, but it is not an official public hearing. The Public Staff will pose questions to Duke […]

Hendersonville Leaders offer to partner with Duke Power in shocking and upsetting move

Hendersonville’s leaders have just become some of the first local representatives in the western Carolinas to offer to work with Duke Power.  Instead of submitting comments or passing resolutions opposing Duke’s Western Carolinas Modernization Plan, the Hendersonville City Manager and City Council have offered to let Duke Power build their transmission line through the city […]

Fight to Protect our Land is gaining momentum!

The Hendersonville Times-News recently ran a story about our fight against Duke Power and our ability to come together as a unified voice in the form of the Carolina Land Coalition.  MountainTrue’s own Mark Stierwalt echoed this theme in his quote to the newspaper: One of the goals of the group, said Mark Stierwalt of MountainTrue, […]

U.S. Congressman Patrick McHenry stands against Duke Power

National politicians have begun to take not of our fight here in Western North Carolina.  Representative Patrick McHenry of the 10th Congressional District – which includes Polk and parts of Buncombe County – has taken a stand against Duke Power. In a statement released today, Rep. McHenry urges Duke Power to “pursue an alternative which […]

Henderson County Tourism and Development Authority expresses “strong concerns” with Duke plans

The Henderson County Tourism and Development Authority has publicly expressed their concerns with Duke Power’s plans to install miles and miles of new transmission lines across Henderson County.  In a letter published with the Hendersonville Times-News, HCTDA Chairman David Nicholson enumerated many issues the group has with Duke Power’s plans.  In it, Nicholson expresses just […]

Hydro Electric Power may be an option for WNC

While Duke Power continues to insist that their plan for a new natural gas plant near Asheville plus miles and miles of invasive transmission lines is the only solution for western North Carolina’s energy needs, could there be an alternative?  MountainTrue has had some early discussions with Brookfield Renewable, the company that owns several hydropower […]