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2009-10-06 10:43:00

BADIN, N.C., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcoa Power Generating Inc. (APGI), a subsidiary of Alcoa Inc., responded to an unprecedented effort by N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue to seize control of its privately-owned hydropower business along the Yadkin River by filing a formal response with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Monday. In a September 18 filing, Gov. Perdue asked FERC to ignore its long-standing rules and regulations, disregard the findings of the state's own...

2009-08-07 12:22:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The N.C. House voted in overwhelming numbers to reject an unprecedented and costly government takeover of Alcoa's hydroelectric business along the Yadkin River in central North Carolina. Senate Bill 967, sponsored by Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, failed in a floor vote by a wide margin, 66-39, with bipartisan support. "Legislators sent a clear message that they do not support the taking of private business. The more they learned about this issue, it...

2009-07-28 17:05:00

RALEIGH, N.C., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A legislative bid to pursue a government takeover of Alcoa's Yadkin Hydroelectric Project was thwarted by a N.C. House committee today. The Water Resources and Infrastructure Committee voted 8-6 against allowing Senate Bill 967 to move forward. "We applaud the committee for standing up for private property rights and voting against an unprecedented government takeover that could have cost North Carolina $500 million or more," said Gene Ellis, a...

2009-03-27 08:29:00

N.C. Water Rights Committee Commends Senate Majority And Minority Leaders For Supporting Measure Benefiting State's Economic And Environmental Future RALEIGH, N.C., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The N.C. Water Rights Committee (www.ncwaterrights.org) is commending the filing March 25 of Senate Bill 967 for the creation of the Yadkin River Trust by its sponsor, state Sen. Fletcher L. Hartsell, Jr. (R-Cabarrus), and co-sponsors N.C. Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand (D-Cumberland) and...

2009-03-26 10:32:00

Proposed bill in the N.C. General Assembly would forcibly seize hydropower business along the Yadkin River, costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars BADIN, N.C., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcoa Power Generating Inc. (APGI) said today that efforts by elected officials in North Carolina to forcibly seize its privately-owned hydropower business would cost North Carolina taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars and harm the state's "business friendly" reputation. Sen. Fletcher L....

2009-01-06 09:07:00

STANLY COUNTY, N.C., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The N.C. Water Rights Committee ( www.ncwaterrights.org ) is announcing the release of the State Trust Concept, a document that outlines how the State of North Carolina can establish a Trust with respect to the ownership and management of the Yadkin Hydroelectric Project on behalf of North Carolina citizens. This process will obtain and secure the license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the Project currently held...

2008-08-04 15:00:29

By Josh McCann, Independent Tribune, Concord, N.C. Aug. 3--State lawmakers' upcoming study of a private power company's request to continue operating a hydroelectric project on the Yadkin River could end a contentious, high-stakes dispute. Exactly what that study will entail and how it will be conducted remain somewhat unclear, however. Even the lawyer who will oversee the study and the senator who sponsored the bill that ordered it aren't sure how legislators will proceed once...

2008-08-01 12:00:41

By Josh McCann, Independent Tribune, Concord, N.C. Jul. 31--Gov. Mike Easley has signed a bill directing state lawmakers to study a private power company's request to continue operating a hydroelectric project on the Yadkin River. Easley approved the bill as expected this week, clearing the way for the General Assembly's Environmental Review Commission to examine Alcoa Power Generating Inc.'s application to federal regulators. A subsidiary of aluminum producer Alcoa, APGI wants a...

2008-07-30 06:00:34

By Wesley Young, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 30--With water flow in the Yadkin River approaching low levels not seen since the 2002 drought, the City-County Utilities Division is asking residents, businesses and institutions to voluntarily conserve water until further notice. The Yadkin River supplies 80 percent of Forsyth County's water. Ron Hargrove, the deputy director of the utilities division, said that the river's flow in July has averaged 553 cubic feet a second -- one-third...

2008-07-18 18:00:23

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Patty Briguglio of MMI Associates, Inc., +1-919-233- 6600, patty@mmimarketing.com, for The N.C. Water Rights Committee RALEIGH, N.C., July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The N.C. Water Rights Committee (www.ncwaterrights.org) is commending both chambers of the North Carolina General Assembly for their unanimous votes to direct the Environmental Review Commission to study the impact of granting the request by Alcoa Power Generating, Inc. ("Alcoa") for renewal of a...


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