Environmental activists protest plans for Buncombe power plant

Two environmental activists protesting a power plant proposed for northern Buncombe County took over a billboard along U.S. 19-23/Future I-26 on Tuesday. Read more

Since: Feb 07

Asheville, NC

#1 Feb 7, 2007

Since: Feb 07

Asheville, NC

#2 Feb 7, 2007
Jim wrote:
if we employed energy conservation techniques that other utility districts are using all around the country, there would be no need for "peak power".
Well, there's your solution then, eh? All you have to do to get rid of the power plant is conserve, conserve, conserve.

Go for it. Conserve and get rid of the plant. Instead of illegally taking over someone else's property to perform juvenile, ineffective antics that consume more resources and persuade no one.

Since: Feb 07

Asheville, NC

#3 Feb 7, 2007
dave wrote:
I don't think they destroyed anybody's property. I believe it's called "non-violent protest".
Sorry, but this is not non-violent protest. It is depriving someone of the use of their property. It is a violation of individual rights.

If the protesters want to publish their message they can purchase billboard space just like the person did whose billboard they hijacked!

“resident Librul wingnut”

Since: Feb 07

Greenville, SC

#4 Feb 7, 2007
It may be a violation of Wolf Laurel's individual rights -- for those who are willing to accept the unmandated definition of a corporation as a "person" -- but that doesn't make it "violent".
Twitch - Entropy

Austin, TX

#5 Feb 8, 2007
Texas State Governor Rick Perry and his corporate power-industry cronies, is trying to bum rush 18 new Coal-fire power plants here in Texas that are NOT state of the art technology by any stretch of the imagination, to burn clean energy, mainly because industry doesn't want to expend the money it would take to do it right and protect the health of it's citizens it wants to MAKE MONEY OFF OF; how's that for cruel irony?

So, I applaud the effort to intervene on false assurances of a better world through toxic pollution.
deborahtx

Grand Prairie, TX

#7 Feb 10, 2007
In Texas, we are NOT in immediate need of new power. This is strictly a propaganda campaign so that electric companies can profit from cheap, plentiful coal. Perry's push for these new coal plants came after Hurricane Katrina, after supply problems and spike in natural gas prices. If you doubt this, then you should at least be asking some of these questions: Why is the propsed solution all about coal (currently more than 70 percent of our energy is generated by natural gas)? Why will TXU be shutting down natural gas units as they bring new coal units on line? Why won't TXU reveal the specifics of its emission reductions plan? This is all about profit and about getting these coal plants up and running before Congress imposes strict emission standards.

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