Progress Energy should return public ...

Progress Energy should return public land

There are 6 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Jun 7, 2007, titled Progress Energy should return public land. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

It was welcomed when Ken Maxwell announced that Progress Energy is now ready to work with the community to develop a plan to meet future energy demands for their customers in Western North Carolina.

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Since: Feb 07

Asheville, NC

#1 Jun 8, 2007
as opposed to the way it was done for the oil-burning power plant proposal when it was accepted by the county last January, in a process that was an apparent effort to avoid meaningful public input.
And in flagrant violation of the law.

At what point was County Manager Wanda Greene given authority to secretly negotiate contracts with Progress Energy behind closed doors?
VIRGIL HOLLIFIELD

Boiling Springs, SC

#2 Jun 8, 2007
CONCERNING AVRAM FRIEDMAN'S LETTER.
BY COMMUNITY, DO YOU MEAN WOODFIN RESIDENTS, BUNCOMBE RESIDENTS, OR ALL THE PROFESSIONAL PROTESTERS THAT SHOWED UP IN WOODFIN TO PUT THEIR COMPLAINT IN. MAYBE IF YOU LET PROGRESS ENERGY AND WOODFIN RESIDENTS TEND TO WHAT NEEDS TO BE IN WOODFIN MAYBE THE TWO GROUPS WOULD BE ABLE TO WORK SOMETHING OUT SUITABLE TO MOST EVERYONE. BUT IF YOU ARE NOT A RESIDENT OF WOODFIN, CLEAN UP YOUR OWN YARD BEFORE YOU START ON OURS.

Since: Feb 07

Asheville, NC

#3 Jun 8, 2007
VIRGIL HOLLIFIELD wrote:
BUT IF YOU ARE NOT A RESIDENT OF WOODFIN, CLEAN UP YOUR OWN YARD BEFORE YOU START ON OURS.
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1. The power plant was meant to supply power to the entire county. County government negotiated the lease with Progress Energy. Progress only went to Woodfin for a zoning variance. County residents should have some say in this.

2. The negative residual effects of coal-fired electrical production cannot be confined to any single municipality within the larger region that would be affected.
Ned Ryan Doyle

United States

#4 Jun 8, 2007
The residents of Woodfin, Buncombe COunty and from around the region came together, not as 'professional protesters', but concerned citzens opposed to an irrational, unneeded, expensive and polluting oil fired power plant proposal. Perhaps the "Virgil's" of the region prefer asthma, air pollution, health issues, higher taxes and supporting foreign oil to fund terrorism, but most of us do not, we care about everyone in the region. And we have clear options that are less expensive, create more jobs, protect the environment -and tourism revenue- are available today. If anyone wants to take a postive step, rather than point fingers at those who actually care, take the community energy survey (free and anonymous) at www.oursoutherncommunity.org

“Conservative for America”

Since: Apr 07

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#5 Jun 8, 2007
Ned Ryan Doyle wrote:
The residents of Woodfin, Buncombe COunty and from around the region came together, not as 'professional protesters', but concerned citzens opposed to an irrational, unneeded, expensive and polluting oil fired power plant proposal. Perhaps the "Virgil's" of the region prefer asthma, air pollution, health issues, higher taxes and supporting foreign oil to fund terrorism, but most of us do not, we care about everyone in the region. And we have clear options that are less expensive, create more jobs, protect the environment -and tourism revenue- are available today. If anyone wants to take a postive step, rather than point fingers at those who actually care, take the community energy survey (free and anonymous) at www.oursoutherncommunity.org
Firstly why are you involved if you are from Texas? Second I agree we should use another form of energy creation, nuclear. Lets set up a plant in place of the one currently planned.

What did you mean create more jobs. That is the opposite of saving money. Are we talking about low paid or mid level jobs?
Hannibal

Inman, SC

#6 Jun 9, 2007
... oh yeaw, this is gonna happen the day I give birth to a dodo bird ... oh yeaw, right!!

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