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Asheville Meter Services worker Shane Moore tests the accuracy of a meter at a hotel in Woodfin last Wednesday. According to the city of Asheville, the Capital Improvement Fee generates about $6.5 million every year. The fee is dedicated to maintaining the region's largest water system. Mike Belleme/Carolina Public Press
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August 26, 2015, No comments

With changes to and debates around the ownership of some water systems in Western North Carolina, Carolina Public Press is undertaking an in-depth and investigative project looking at who owns the water in the 18 westernmost counties of the state.

Coal ash ponds and basins at Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Duke Energy graphic

State asks to put Duke Energy coal ash cases on hold

August 19, 2015, No comments

The motions drew sharp responses from Duke and environmental advocates who have come to cleanup terms on three of the plants.

A 10-to-15-year management plan is under development for Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. Jack Igelman/Carolina Public Press

State officials issue air quality advisory for parts of WNC

August 7, 2015, No comments

Air quality officials issued a Code Orange advisory on Thursday for air pollution in parts of Western North Carolina as smoke from wildfires drift dow ...

Duke Energy's Marshall coal-fired power plant on Lake Norman. Diedra Laird/Charlotte Observer

NC to fight Obama climate change plan that cuts carbon emissions

August 4, 2015, No comments

The Obama administration on Monday issued the first limits on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants in a major climate change initiative that Nor ...

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    NC Senate about to pass major environmental changes
    July 2, 2015, No comments

    The North Carolina Senate has tentatively passed a massive new regulatory bill mandating dozens of changes to state environmental protections, including some rejected last year in a showdown with the House over a similar bill. A final Senat ...