Alcoa

Momentum Builds to Keep Yadkin River in Public Hands

One month after the state filed in a Wake County Court to establish state ownership of the river, the Yadkin Riverkeeper is stepping up in support. At issue is ownership of the riverbed, where Alcoa has hydropower dams. The company is asking the federal government to grant it a 50-year lease of the river.

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State sues over ownership of Yadkin River

The state Department of Administration filed a lawsuit Friday over the title to the riverbed of the Yadkin River. Alcoa, which has operated hydroelectric dams on the river for decades, has laid claim to the riverbed, and state officials say they want the courts to settle the matter.

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Yadkin Riverkeeper featured in River Network’s 25 Lessons from 25 Years

As we celebrate Earth Day 2013, River Network, a national support center for grassroots river conservation, celebrates its silver anniversary by highlighting twenty-five success stories and lessons learned from water advocates across the U.S. River Network; and applauds Yadkin Riverkeeper and citizens throughout the Yadkin River basin for opposing Alcoa’s bid for a 50-year license.

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Don't give up yet: the war wages on for clean water

Yadkin Riverkeeper is now in the fifth year of legal challenges to prevent aluminum giant Alcoa from receiving a fifty-year license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to control four hydro-power dams located on the Yadkin River.

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