Yesterday the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission awarded Alcoa a license renewal that is good until 2055. The link to the license order is here:
Well, that ole pot-o-gold that the 'free-cheesers' were trying to extract from Alcoa just didn't materilize, did it?…Continue
Added by CRY ME A RIVER OF OPPORTUNITIE$ on September 23, 2016 at 8:16am — No Comments
A company that specializes in buying and upgrading older hydroelectric dams is betting the FERC license will be forthcoming. Cube Hydro, of Bethesda, Maryland, has announced it will purchase four hydro dams on the Yadkin River from Alcoa.
Price tag is unstated, but is rumored to be in excess of $500 million. That is way above the 'present value' tax valuation of…Continue
Not casting aspersions here. But there were some heavy hitters in the region who repeated the "Alcoa is Evil!"™ mantra so often, I wondered if they had trademarked it.
One got canned over a faux documentary. Another died. Another's director moved on to greener pastures. The rest had their little slice of heaven taken away when the State abolished their tax-junketed commission. And a handful vowed to continue the fight. After lost court battles have struck a death knell for the…Continue
gone to the river…Continue
Added by Yadkin Views on May 31, 2016 at 5:56pm — No Comments
See the High Rock Lake Association's website for current conditions at High Rock Lake.
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A flyer came through my inbox today for an upcoming fundraiser for Gov. Pat McCrory in Albemarle (Stanly County).
What aroused my attention were the names of Roger Dick, the man behind the "state takeover of Alcoa’s…
Make no mistake about it, responsibility for the continuance of fish dying from low levels of dissolved oxygen in the Yadkin River lies squarely on the shoulders of the Yadkin Riverkeeper organization!
They've tried to blame it on Alcoa. But…Continue
Today, October 23rd, the NC Division of Water Quality issued a 401 Water Quality Certificate for the Alcoa Yadkin Project. This is the final step needed for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to act upon Alcoa's application for relicensing. The Certificate has been tied up by legal actions taken by the Yadkin Riverkeeper and the McCrory Administration for years. Recent court decisions not only cleared the way for the Certificate, but mandated that the Division of Water…Continue
Added by Ann on September 30, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments
It's time to give Alcoa its DAM license. The State and all its agencies have lost at every turn. Judge Boyle even asked them if…Continue
Added by CRY ME A RIVER OF OPPORTUNITIE$ on September 29, 2015 at 8:09pm — No Comments
A series of hydroelectric dams for which the Marxist cabal has to pay just compensation simply lacks the kind of illustrious "opportunities" that they had hoped they could reap for their grubby little hands, had Judge Terrence Boyle not spotted their "Banana Republic" entitlement attitudes.
Either they can turn in their nonprofit statuses and get 'real' jobs, or move to a REAL "banana republic", and try their fortunes there!
U. S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle heard oral arguments yesterday (8/27) on Alcoa's motion to dismiss the case the State of NC had filed against them two years ago claiming state ownership of the Yadkin River bed. Judge Boyle quizzed lawyers for both parties for an hour as he considered his decision.
Boyle asked state attorney Donald Teeter whether the lawsuit sought to punish Alcoa for closing its Stanly County aluminum smelter in 2007 where…
Raleigh, June 17, 2015. It was unanimous. After a lengthy probe into State Senator Fletcher Hartsell's (R-Cabarrus County) campaign finances, the State Board of Elections today decided to forward the case to prosecutors.
“I think we see a pattern here of opaque and circuitous disclosures,” said Board…Continue
Two things happened on August 2, 2013. First, the State of NC filed a lawsuit claiming ownership of Alcoa’s section of the Yadkin riverbed. Secondly, the State Division of Water Resources (DWR) denied Alcoa’s application for a 401 water quality permit, based solely on the filing of the riverbed lawsuit.
Previously, DWR’s Hearing Officer had recommended issuance of the permit, and a draft permit had been…Continue
The Marxist cabal led from the Uwharrie Region that wanted to expropriate Alcoa's dams have lost on the riverbed issue, and now they've lost on the denial of the water quality permit issue. Why can't this weird little inbred group simply retreat, and give Alcoa its DAM license?!
Added by CRY ME A RIVER OF OPPORTUNITIE$ on June 3, 2015 at 3:52pm — No Comments
Judge Boyle's ruling that the relevant portion of the Yadkin River has never been "navigable" sort of signs a death warrant for the State's inept efforts to expropriate Alcoa's land under the waters as state-owned. The State never had a legitimate claim to Alcoa's property.
River of Opportunity? Meh!
The Yakkin RiverKreeper must be disappointed about now. It's whole raison d'etre was just extinguished. LOL!
Added by CRY ME A RIVER OF OPPORTUNITIE$ on May 11, 2015 at 5:53pm — No Comments
After two days of testimony, U. S. District Court Judge Terrence W. Boyle rendered a decision Wednesday that the "relevant segment" (Alcoa's) of the Yadkin River was not navigable at statehood. The judge gave all parties 30 days to file further motions in the case.
The State's case rested almost entirely on one piece of primary evidence, and several secondary sources, which claimed Richmond Pearson of the Forks of the Yadkin succeeded in navigating the Yadkin as far as the Narrows,…Continue
A few updates:
1. The Yadkin riverbed ownership litigation has been scheduled for Bench Trial to begin on April 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in Elizabeth City (Second Floor - Courtroom) before U. S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle. In the interest of judicial economy, the parties should first present evidence relevant to the issue of navigability.
2. Former Upper Neuse Riverkeeper, Former Yadkin Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks has been spotted in the position of the Potomac…Continue
Added by Whigkid on March 13, 2015 at 6:38pm — No Comments
In addition to Will Scott's really awful gaff about dissolved oxygen, the predominant other misconception perpetuated in the SNAP article (http://www.thesnaponline.com/news/divided-by-a-river-yadkin-ownership-hangs-in-the-balance/article_b2e7aeae-9e24-11e4-beed-fb783c5a61bf.html?mode=print) by Roger Dick, Michael Shuman, and…Continue
From an article…Continue