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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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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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