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April 17, 2015, No comments

The remanagement of Pisgah and Nantahala national forests will have decades-long environmental impact on North Carolina’s largest block of public lands. But it will also have tremendous impacts on the economies of surrounding towns and counties. A look at the debate over how those changes may play out.

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State: Emissions tests not needed in Haywood, Henderson, Rutherford

April 6, 2015, No comments

Emissions tests for cars and trucks are no longer necessary to protect air quality in more than half the counties where state testing is currently req ...

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Protests mount over shooting range plans near Lake James

April 6, 2015, 1 Comment

Protests are rising over a state plan to open a shooting range near Lake James, at the foot of the rugged and renowned Linville Gorge Wilderness.

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Vote Check: How the NC House, Senate voted on fracking emissions bill

March 17, 2015, No comments

Here is how the NC House and Senate voted on legislation that gives leeway to a North Carolina state panel in creating air pollution rules for frackin ...