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Duke Energy Progress has proposed replacing its coal-fired power plant on Asheville's Lake Julian, seen here, with a complex of natural-gas plants.
(Photo by Frank Taylor)
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January 27, 2016, No comments

Energy company’s inclusion of a contingency natural gas plant to help with peak usage in its petition proves especially unpopular with critics.

Kevin Colburn is the national stewardship director for American Whitewater.

Forest process could protect more WNC rivers

January 26, 2016, No comments

The Forestry Service could recommend additional rivers for "Wild and Scenic" designation, preventing these free-flowing streams from being dammed.

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Watauga resident helps unveil years of closed sessions

January 25, 2016, No comments

Deborah Greene's efforts have led to the release of hundreds of Watauga County closed session minutes from 1998 to 2015, which are shared publicly her ...

Duke Energy Progress has proposed replacing its coal-fired power plant on Asheville's Lake Julian, seen here, with a complex of natural-gas plants.
(Photo by Frank Taylor)

Utilities Commission hearing may lead to swearing

January 22, 2016, No comments

Rules governing Asheville hearing on Duke Energy Progress' plans may surprise many: witnesses to be sworn-in, cross-examined and expected to stick to ...