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Swimming in Sewage

Yadkin Riverkeeper files Clean Water Act Notice of Intent to sue City of Thomasville for numerous violations.

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Riverkeeper threatens suit over Thomasville spills

The Southern Environmental Law Center, acting on behalf of the Yadkin Riverkeeper, sent a notice to city leaders Friday for alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act by discharging untreated sewage into the waterways in the Yadkin River Basin.

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US Army Corps of Engineers revokes NCDOT's permit for the Monroe Bypass

On April 26, 2013 the US Army Corps of Engineers revoked NCDOT's permit for the Monroe Bypass. The permit is required under section 404 of the Clean Water Act and the Bypass cannot be constructed without it. The Yadkin Riverkeeper along with Clean Air Carolina and the NC Wildlife Federation have been urging the Corps to revoke the permit since the ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit last May which invalidated the environmental study performed by NCDOT.

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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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Yadkin Riverkeeper receives $25,000 grant from Wells Fargo

Think Outside The Sink is designed to give citizens information on new rules and regulations North Carolina is currently developing to improve water quality in the Yadkin River. In order to positively effect the river’s health the state needs cooperation from local governments and industries.

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