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McCrory wants time to weigh Alcoa NC dams license

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Pat McCrory

Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013 11:00 pm | Updated: 11:24 pm, Thu May 30, 2013.

RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory needs more time to decide whether to grant Alcoa Inc. a new 50-year operating license for four dams that once powered an aluminum plant and provided local jobs but are now used solely to generate electricity sold by the company, a state attorney said.

In a federal regulatory filing this week, a state attorney said McCrory took office just four months ago and needs time to get up to speed on the relicensing issue that involves job creation, electricity revenues, and water access on the Yadkin River east of Charlotte.

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