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Duke Energy Abandons Plans For Transmission Towers In Western North Carolina

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Carolina Public Press managing editor Frank Taylor talks about Duke Energy's plan for expanding power in Western North Carolina

Duke Energy has scrapped a proposal to build new transmission lines in western North Carolina.

The decision comes after environmental groups raised concerns about the plans for 45 miles worth of towers from Asheville to South Carolina. The controversy attracted more than 9,000 public comments online.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Frank Taylor, managing editor of Carolina Public Press, about the movement against Duke Energy's proposal, and how those plans have changed.

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Will Michaels started his professional radio career at WUNC.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.