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Kevin Colburn is the national stewardship director for American Whitewater.
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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.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on its proposed Interstate 26 connector. Photo by Angie Newsome.

Speakers offer earful on Interstate 26 Connector

November 18, 2015, No comments

Interest intense as NC Department of Transportation conducts hearing on overhaul of highways through Asheville. Commenters express concerns, push thei ...

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Fletcher dairy owner sentenced for dumping cow feces into French Broad

May 4, 2015, No comments

Johnston, the owner of Tap Root, is also a board member of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and currently serves as a council member for the town of ...

Coal ash ponds and basins at Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Duke Energy graphic. Click to view full-size image.

Asheville power plant included as Duke Energy proposes criminal charge settlement

February 24, 2015, No comments

The indictments do not spell out the exact violations, but an environmental attorney who has sued the company over problems at the Asheville plant sai ...

  • The French Broad River. Archive photo by Katie Bailey/Carolina Public Press
    Duke Energy creates $10M fund for Carolinas waterways
    September 25, 2014, No comments

    The money will be used to improve water quality, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, and expand public access. It may also buff a corporate image battered by the “profound event,” as CEO Lynn Good called the nation’s third-largest ash ...

  • Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Archive photograph by Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press
    NC legislators reach compromise on coal ash bill
    August 20, 2014, No comments

    Both chambers put Charlotte-based Duke Energy on track to drain its 33 North Carolina ash ponds within 15 years. But last-minute changes between them derailed the bill on Aug. 1 and appeared unlikely to be resolved until at least November, ...

  • Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Archive photograph by Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press
    NC Senate approves coal-ash pond cleanups
    June 25, 2014, 1 Comment

    The N.C. Senate gave tentative approval Tuesday to a bill that makes Duke Energy close its 33 coal ash ponds in the state within 15 years, but it blocked a vote on shifting costs away from consumers.