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Alcoa is awarded its Dam license by FERC

Yesterday the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission awarded Alcoa a license renewal that is good until 2055.  The link to the license order is here:

http://http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20160922-3087

Well, that ole pot-o-gold that the 'free-cheesers' were trying to extract from Alcoa just didn't materilize, did it?…

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Added by CRY ME A RIVER OF OPPORTUNITIE$ on September 23, 2016 at 8:16am — No Comments

Sale of four Yadkin dams a boon to local tax base

Cube Hydro will buy hydro plant

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…

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Added by CRY ME A RIVER OF OPPORTUNITIE$ on July 12, 2016 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

THE SILENCE OF THE SCAMS . . .

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…

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Added by CRY ME A RIVER OF OPPORTUNITIE$ on June 25, 2016 at 4:35pm — 1 Comment

on vacation ..................

gone to the river…

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Added by Yadkin Views on May 31, 2016 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Current Conditions at High Rock Lake

See the High Rock Lake Association's website for current conditions at High Rock Lake.

Added by Yadkin Views on May 31, 2016 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Look who's paying for Pat McCrory's campaign!

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…

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Added by Ann on November 7, 2015 at 12:30am — 7 Comments

This is on the Yadkin Riverkeeper's head - no one else!

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…

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Added by Whigkid on November 3, 2015 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

NC Division of Water Quality issues 401 Water Certification to Alcoa

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…

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Added by Ann on October 23, 2015 at 8:40pm — 3 Comments

Clean sweep for Alcoa against McCrory administration in court

In two separate court cases this week, Alcoa prevailed against impedimentary claims made by the McCrory administration. Both cases stemmed from actions taken by the Governor's staff on August 2, 2013.



On that date, McCrory's Department of Administration filed suit claiming state ownership of the Yadkin riverbed in Alcoa's project area. On September 28th, US District Judge Terrence W. Boyle dismissed the State's suit in its entirety, finding that Alcoa clearly held title to the… Continue

Added by Ann on September 30, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Stop the DAM SCAM, and give Alcoa its DAM license!

http://www.salisburypost.com/2015/09/29/alcoa-scores-second-victory-in-four-days-state-suit-dismissed/?fb_action_ids=778641678925091&fb_action_types=og.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…

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Added by CRY ME A RIVER OF OPPORTUNITIE$ on September 29, 2015 at 8:09pm — No Comments

So Much for that River of Opportunity!

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!  

Ba-bye, Dolts!

Added by CRY ME A RIVER OF OPPORTUNITIE$ on August 28, 2015 at 7:33pm — 1 Comment

Judge asks "Why isn't this like some banaba republic that confiscates property?"

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…

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Added by Don K. Hauté on August 28, 2015 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

State Board of Elections refers Hartsell campaign finance case to prosecutors

 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…

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Added by flowerchild on June 17, 2015 at 10:34pm — 1 Comment

State loses second Alcoa lawsuit

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…

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Added by another David on June 3, 2015 at 5:35pm — 1 Comment

Give Alcoa its DAM license!

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

The End of the Expropriation Efforts

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

Judge nixes State claim to Yadkin riverbed title

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,…

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Added by Ann on April 23, 2015 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Three Updates

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…

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Added by Whigkid on March 13, 2015 at 6:38pm — No Comments

IT'S NOT ABOUT THE WATER!

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…

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Added by Ann on January 18, 2015 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

Funniest thing EVER in Yadkin controversy

“Large amounts of dissolved oxygen emitted from Alcoa’s dams have been detected in the Yadkin. Dissolved oxygen is detrimental to the survival of fish.”
                                                     -- Will Scott, the new Yadkin Riverkeeper

From an article…

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Added by flowerchild on January 18, 2015 at 12:00am — 7 Comments

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Politics

Look who's paying for Pat McCrory's campaign!

NC Division of Water Quality issues 401 Water Certification to Alcoa

Clean sweep for Alcoa against McCrory administration in court

So Much for that River of Opportunity!

Judge asks "Why isn't this like some banaba republic that confiscates property?"

State Board of Elections refers Hartsell campaign finance case to prosecutors

State loses second Alcoa lawsuit

Judge nixes State claim

Three Updates

Dean Naujoks sails into the sunset

Keith Crisco loses primary bid for U.S. House

Former Cabarrus County Clerk of Court Challenges Fletcher Hartsell in District 36

Alcoa remains committeed to the community

Judge throws McCrory lawsuit for a loop

NC Wildlife shoots itself in both kneecaps

FERC denies New Energy's request for rehearing

McCrory's DENR has double-standard

Non-existent URRC acting like nothing's changed

NC Dept. of Administration files suit to have Alcoa riverbed declared state property

URRC:  A legacy of Big Bad Government stains the State's history of freedom

Uwharrie Regional Resources Commission (URRC) dissolved

Mud-slinging as strategy

News Flash:  FERC denies New Energy Capital motion for late intervention

Beating a Dead Horse - Revisited

Stanly County ends dispute with Alcoa

The Masked Marvel Strikes Again!

Stanly County and Alcoa close to settlement

THE ALCOA DRAMA CONTINUES.....

Davidson County signs Alcoa Relicensing Settlement Agreement

$120,000 Geyser of Opportunity (for attention)

Hartsell faces accusations of profiting illegally on two fronts

Davidson Commission support Alcoa relicensing agreement

Political changes

Vote Ascuitto and Lisk Stanly County Commission

MORE STANLY COUNTY LEGAL EXPENSE ON THE ALCOA DISPUTE

Judge approves Alcoa motion to dismiss

Stanly County's KEYSTONE KOMMISSIONERS

Alcoa to seek NEW Water Quality Permit

MORE LEGAL EXPENSE ON ALCOA -- STANLY COUNTY BUDGET

Ascuitto ad runs in Sunday SNAP

Questions for the anti Alcoa Leaders and County Commissioners to answer

Of all the unmitigated gall

Two Stanly Commissioners Break Ranks

STANLY COUNTY BUDGET & "THE LETTER"

MORE STANLY COUNTY MYSTERY....

BANK OF STANLY

PROPOSED STANLY COUNTY BUDGET -- ALCOA & STANLY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

SOME THOUGHTS WHILE REVIEWING THE STANLY COUNTY BUDGET

STANLY COUNTY BUDGET ~~ Schools Loose Again Next Year, ALCOA Dispute Climbs Again This Year

Another mysterious Stanly County Committee

WHAT A POOR JUSTIFICATION IN A LETTER TO THE STANLY NEWS AND PRESS ON THE STANLY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS $5+ MILLION LOCAL TAX DOLLARS DISPUTE WITH ALCOA & MY RESPONSE

Letters to the Editor 5/24/12

Transparency: Alcoa vs. Stanly County

SALISBURY POST ON ALCOA AND STANLY COUNTY

Who is the NC Water Rights Committee - REALLY?

Money and Influence behind the Takeover Campaign

Incumbent Stanly Commissioners in primary faceoff over Alcoa

Stanly County jobs left knocking at the (closed) door

Stanly County & ALCOA

STANLY COUNTY TAX FUNDS SPENT BY THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON THE ALCOA DISPUTE

"LET'S EXPLAIN THE FACTS RIGHT" not "LET'S GET THE FACTS RIGHT"

Split decision in Stanly County

Bingham primary challengers favor relicensing Alcoa

This 'n' that

Big Bad Government no matter how you look at it

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