Asheville Downwind From Proposed Diesel Power Plant

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The amazing Ashevillein has posted this map illustrating the location of the proposed Diesel Power Plant (in red) and the direction of the prevailing winds (black line).

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This puts pollution from the plant right into booming west Asheville.

Follow below the fold for action.

Word on the street is that Rep. Susan Fisher and Sen. Martin Nesbitt are livid at the Buncombe County Commissioners for taking this unnecessary, sneaky, harmful step. Other behind-the-scenes machinations are also at work, and your emails, phone calls, and letters to the editors are making a difference. Keep 'em coming. We'll send this Diesel power plant to an early grave just like we did the Bush forest selloff.

Email the county commission

Email Susan Fisher (District 114), Bruce Goforth (District 115), Charles C. Thomas (District 116)

Email Tom Apodaca (District 48), Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. (District 49)

Write a letter to the Asheville Citizen-Times

Write a letter to the Mountain Xpress

Learn more about utility regulations

Contact Heath Shuler


Holy Crap

Thanks for the word. I'll let my Ashevillan friends know!

I hope the people of

I hope the people of Ashville yell loud and clear. This will be very bad for anyone with breathing problems, and Ashville is a growing retirement city. Older people are more likely to have breathing problems. Since the retirees are adding significantly to Ashville's economy you would think the city officials would be all over this instead of cooperating with the County Commissioners.


They don't call

They don't call the West Asheville area Worst Asheville for nothing. Let's hope they finally get pissed.
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I can't believe this will make it

Aren't there enough people your way, Screwy, to personally dismantle anything they try to build? Not that I'm advocating such radical activity, you know . . .

How could anyone who supported this (can you say Nathan Ramsey) possibly hope to have a political future?
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the drama.

The forests on top of Mt. Mitchell and the surroundin are dying

from pollution blowing in from states to the west. Didn't Easley try to take them to court over this? How can he allow a diesel-fueled power plant to be built here?

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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This is being politically tonedeaf and .... well, STUPID.

Where are the candidates?

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.