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 Utopian plans to expropriate Alcoa's vast property holdings, even the McCrory Administration---which has supported that socialist plan since he took office---has been uncharacteristically silent.

For the environmental organization that bears the name of the river is purports to 'protect and serve', I can't imagine why, with all the bruhaha over hexavalent chromium contamination, that they don't take a front and center position on coal ash.  

Actually, I can imagine it.  Just follow the money trail.  Coal ash cleanup would not enrich organizations, donors, or bureaucrats as much as wrestling control over the ownership of a few hydroelectric dams and the real estate under the lake.  Their is not enough money in "clean water" to make them a "River of Opportunity".  

Sad, but true.  It's THE SILENCE OF THE SCAMS!

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Comment by Stop Global Whining on October 19, 2016 at 11:02am

Yakkin' RiverOpporunitists™ are pretty much uncertain what to 'do' at this point.  No money from hydroelectric dams to line their pockets now.  No incentive for Alcoa or Cube Hydro to break a few crumbs off the loaf for all the shrill nonprofits.  

Just cry me a 'dammed' river!

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