Stanly County http://wfae.org en 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