Yadkin Riverkeeper supports State Trust Concept for river

Mar 25, 2009 Read more: The Dispatch

Published: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 4:42 p.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 4:42 p.m. WINSTON-SALEM The Yadkin Riverkeeper has announced its official endorsement of the State Trust Concept, a document created by the N.C. Water Rights Committee as an option in response to Alcoa's application for a 50-year federal license for the Yadkin ...

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Ron Culp

United States

#1 Mar 28, 2009
We need to let Alcoa continue to manage their Yadkin River lakes to keep the developers from getting the lake shore property and making it another Lake Norman with houses every 100 feet.
Stanly county politicians only want to get the land so bankers and developers can turn the shore lines into money in their pockets.

“Capturing Life Moments”

Since: Feb 09

Lewisville, NC

#2 Mar 28, 2009
Hmmm, I live near the Yadkin River. I wasn't aware of such dealings in the works regarding the river. I'll have to check into this matter further. At the moment I'm not sure which side represents the best interests of the river and those who live in the nearby communities.
kellykrew1

Clemmons, NC

#3 Apr 8, 2009
I own lakefront property on Badin Lake.(Part of the lakes that the Yadkin feeds into.) Alcoa has not done a good job of keeping our lakes clean, maintaining correct oxygen levels, and decontaminating the old smelting plant. We have high PCB levels, and extreme fluctuations of water levels for them to make 40 million per year from hydroelectic power. We are the landowners (the people of NC), and we are allowing our tenant (ALCOA) dictate what we do with our natural resource. We want them out....Not for land development..... a lot of property around Badin is National Forest. But, for the people of NC to reap the benefits.... not continue to fill the pockets of a private company, that now employs about 30 people in the state.

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