Monthly Archives: December 2013

Dec. 10 – We Like to Believe Science is the Ultimate Trump Card. Time to Think Again.

Last March, a front page story about a proposed biomass power plant appeared in my local newspaper, The Transylvania Times. Matthew Ross, an attorney representing the plant’s business owners, Renewable Developers, told the reporter that the $22 million, 4-megawatt facility could put our little county in the mountains of western North Carolina “at the forefront in the race…

Essay by Brevard College Associate Professor Robert J. Cabin featured in Earth Island Journal

Dec 6. – PCM Receives Environmental Award

At their annual dinner on Dec. 6, 2013, the Pisgah Forest chapter of the Sierra Club presented PCM with an Environmental Award  for rallying the citizens of Transylvania County to oppose the construction of a biomass power plant in the county. The award was received by Kevin Glenn, Chair.SierraAward

Dec 10 – Watch the TC Commissioner High Impact Land Use Workshop

Hear what TC is considering to address future High Impact industries.  Is it enough?


REFERENCE DOCUMENTS:
TC Draft – Ordinance Regulating High Impact Land Uses – This is the County’s first attempt at the ordinance.
PCM Draft – High Impact Polluting Industry Ordinance – This is PCM’s version (note the “red” text with our edits.)
PisgahForestComZonOrd5-10-2010 – The Pisgah Forest Zoning Ordinance.
goldsmith report – The Goldsmith Report.