by Sam Hieb
The Lexington Dispatch editorializes on state DWQ’s revocation of Alcoa’s water quality certification:
Reaction to the Division of Water Quality’s decision was predictable. Alcoa opponents, including the Yadkin Riverkeeper and Davidson County elected officials, expressed support for the state’s decision. Alcoa officials promised to contest the revocation. So the latest chapter in the continuing saga really provided more of the same, another step in the legal process and split reactions from proponents and opponents of Alcoa.
Alcoa is weighing its options, which include appeal of the current certificate’s revocation or applying for a new permit.