by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
Hendersonville City Council consented to letting Duke run its power lines through town. For newcomers, Asheville is too green for a power plant to supply its energy demands, so Duke wants to build in South Carolina and run power lines through a bunch of NIMBY viewsheds. Just about everybody is in protest mode. But Hendersonville council members told Duke they could run the lines through town, provided they make them safer by using single-pole stands (which could be a polite way of telling Duke, “No way”) and providing a greenway in the ROW so all the health nuts can irradiate their brains.