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The Sierra Club announced on Wednesday a local campaign to encourage Progress Energy to retire its coal-fired WNC power plant, located in Skyland. Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press
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March 27, 2013, Comments Off on State water quality officials file suit for information on Progress Energy’s Asheville wastewater violations

The division’s state water quality inspectors say they have observed unauthorized seeps of liquids at the toe drains of coal ash ponds in Asheville. Company officials say they believe they have complied with the plant’s environmental permit.

The smoke stacks of the Progress Energy power plant in Skyland are as large up close as far away. The left stack is no longer in use, while the one on the right is responsible for burning the coal used to power all of Progress Energy's Western North Carolina customers. Katie Bailey/Carolina Public Press

Power plant contamination ruling could come in December

November 14, 2012, Comments Off on Power plant contamination ruling could come in December

A complaint with the N.C. Environmental Management Commission by a collection of environmental groups -- many with offices in Asheville -- asks state ...

A view from above the Progress Energy power plant in Skyland shows the magnitude of coal it takes to power the company's 164,000 customers in Western North Carolina. Photo courtesy of SouthWings.

Proposed law could impact WNC coal ash regulation, reuse

August 20, 2012, Comments Off on Proposed law could impact WNC coal ash regulation, reuse

Federal legislation recently proposed in the U.S. Senate would affect the handling of coal ash, the byproduct of burning coal to create power at plant ...