Actually, they haven't slain the dragon (Alcoa Corp.), but they've certainly pulled its tail. By digging through long-dormant EPA and TNRCC files, Neighbors for Neighbors volunteers discovered that Alcoa's Rockdale plant may have been violating grandfathered pollution laws for many years - triggering a state and federal investigation and putting Alcoa's pollution in a national and international spotlight. Whatever the outcome of the investigation, NFN has been an indispensable player in the fight against grandfathered pollution, only one aspect of its own fight, centered in Lee and Bastrop Counties, against Alcoa's expanding strip-mining and pending export of Central Texas water. They don't want Alcoa to leave, they want it to become a responsible company and a good neighbor to the surrounding countryside. Can the Neighbors tame the dragon? With the help of a few more neighbors ...
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