Yadkin River http://wfae.org en Alcoa Deal At Heart Of Relicensing Effort On Shaky Ground http://wfae.org/post/alcoa-deal-heart-relicensing-effort-shaky-ground <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A long-standing agreement that forms the basis of Alcoa&#39;s quest for a new 50-year license to operate dams on the Yadkin River is in question. One state agency that signed onto the agreement has pulled out and other signers are pondering the same thing.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:28:11 +0000 Julie Rose 37300 at http://wfae.org Alcoa Deal At Heart Of Relicensing Effort On Shaky Ground State Sues Alcoa Over Ownership Of Yadkin River Bed http://wfae.org/post/state-sues-alcoa-over-ownership-yadkin-river-bed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The State of North Carolina is taking aluminum giant Alcoa to court over a series of hydroelectric dams on the Yadkin River. It's the latest turn in a decade-long dispute:</p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:24:08 +0000 Julie Rose 32578 at http://wfae.org State Sues Alcoa Over Ownership Of Yadkin River Bed Alcoa, Stanly County Settle Long-Standing Dispute http://wfae.org/post/alcoa-stanly-county-settle-long-standing-dispute <p class="text-bodytype" style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: 13.6pt">Alcoa has settled a long-standing dispute with a primary foe in its fight to maintain control of hydropower dams on the Yadkin River.&nbsp; Stanly County Commissioners voted Monday night to drop their legal challenges against Alcoa, which was a major employer in the region until closing its aluminum smelter in 2002. &nbsp;</p><p class="text-bodytype" style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: 13.6pt">&nbsp;</p><p class="text-bodytype" style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: 13.6pt">Alcoa now makes a profit selling the electricity from those dams and Stanly County has long argued the public would be better served if those dams were under the state's control.&nbsp;</p><p class="text-bodytype" style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: 13.6pt">&nbsp;</p><p class="text-bodytype" style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: 13.6pt">All Things Considered Host Mark Rumsey&nbsp;gets some analysis on the settlement from WFAE reporter &nbsp;Julie Rose.</p><p class="text-bodytype" style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: 13.6pt">&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 19:38:30 +0000 Julie Rose 26802 at http://wfae.org Alcoa, Stanly County Settle Long-Standing Dispute Alcoa Gets Fresh Start To Win Approval Of State Regulators http://wfae.org/post/alcoa-gets-fresh-start-win-approval-state-regulators <p>Alcoa has gotten its wish from a judge - the chance to start over in trying to get the approval of state regulators for its dams on the Yadkin River.</p><p>Alcoa is in this game for the rights to operate dams on the Yadkin River another 50 years. Right now the company's just a few yards shy of that goal. The final thing it needs is approval from state water quality regulators.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 21:43:57 +0000 Julie Rose 13026 at http://wfae.org Alcoa Gets Fresh Start To Win Approval Of State Regulators Alcoa, State At Odds Over Next Steps In Yadkin River License http://wfae.org/post/alcoa-state-odds-over-next-steps-yadkin-river-license <P>Alcoa and the State Division of Water Quality are at odds about how to move forward with the aluminum company's hydropower license on the Yadkin River. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 21:30:42 +0000 Julie Rose 4753 at http://wfae.org