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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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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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A River of Opportunity: How the Yadkin River Can Provide Wealth and Jobs for North Carolina

This report focuses primarily on the economic benefits North Carolina could realize from obtaining the Yadkin Project license. The direct and indirect impacts of continued hydroelectric generation can be quantified in dollar terms using widely accepted economic models. This report was prepared by Central Park NC under award 04-8806648 from Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Economic Development Administration or the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Notice of Intent to sue under the Clean Water Act

On February 5, 2013 the groups issued a Notice of Intent to sue under the Clean Water Act to the Corps. In response to that letter, the Corp finally agreed to revoke the permit for the Monroe Bypass, almost a year after the Fourth Circuit's ruling.

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The Value of a River

Economist says that if the state received the standard 50-year federal license to operate hydroelectric facilities on the river, and implemented proper oversight of them, the setup can result in more than $1.2 billion in additional state revenues, and the creation and addition of 14,000-75,000 jobs.

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