Boseman’s bill to stop Titan denied again

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Submitted: Tue, 07/28/2009 - 10:22pm
Updated: Mon, 03/05/2012 - 5:22pm

The latest attempt to stall the development of a new cement plant in Castle Hayne failed in Raleigh Tuesday. Despite support from dozens of local residents, the Senate Commerce Committee refused to re-examine a bill for a Titan moratorium. Senator Julia Boseman tried to reintroduce a bill for the moratorium with some revisions, but the Senate committee would not accept the legislation that would have frozen consideration of state permits until September of next year. Senator Boseman called the fight David versus Goliath. “The majority of the people in our district are opposed to it and realize how harmful it could be to the environment and to people’s health and they still choose to ignore it and go with big business and high paid lobbyists. It was really a disgusting site,” said Boseman. Boseman added groups like Coastal Federation will now seek a court injunction to delay the project. Titan was actually lured here. State and local officials offered the company about $4.5 million in incentives to open a cement plant and stone quarry on the Cape Fear River. Titan general manager Bob Odom said Boseman’s bill would have had a negative impact on the area, and that now is the time to "open doors to responsible economic development, not close them."


  • Rebecca RN says:

    All of you in favor have clearly not done your research on this issue. “If Castle Hayne is okay with it”?! You need to read the reports regarding the mushroom of pollution that this plant will spread across the entire region…yes, that includes Wilmington and Leland. Read the reports about the problems going on elsewhere on the East Coast. When the pediatricians in the area speak out about the lasting effects that this plant will have on our childrens’ heaalth it is time to PAY ATTENTION! I wish I new how to stand up more.

  • Guest123456 says:

    “It all boils down to the same people that voted for Obama are generally for the Titan plant.”

    FYI, I am for the plant and I did NOT vote for Obama!!!! He wanted to change things and well, he most certainly is but its not going to be for the better!!!

    Also, if we got rid of or were against everything in this world that was harmful or could possibly kill us or our children, we’d have to encase ourselves in bubbles and NEVER go anywhere!!

  • Guest_oneofthesmartones says:

    Yes please show us the statistics of the Ideal plant. I haven’t heard of any deaths or cancer from that plant. So you can’t go around saying that building a cement plant is going to kill people or give them cancer…because it isn’t.

  • Guest Yeah says:

    Fine. Contain all the emissions and pollutants in your backyard, and I’ll be all for it.

  • Guest Pops says:

    This pollution won’t stop 1.5 miles from this place. It will spread out tens, possibly hundreds of miles.

    So what if you don’t mind getting poisoned, but you cannot speak for all of us that don’t want the pollution.

    The fact that you don’t know the dangers of this type of pollution especially points how good you are in the decision making process.

  • Guest1022 says:

    She’s using this to hopefully make you forget her issues.

  • Who wants to poison my kids, your kids, someone else’s kids for a handful of jobs?

    Just the people that leave the area will more than enough offset the number of jobs created. That many more houses won’t have to be built, less tourists based businesses, less people to vote.

    Twenty years from now when your neighbors kid dies at 10 or 12 from pancreatic cancer, look them in the eye and tell them what you did to bring this all about.

    It all boils down to the same people that voted for Obama are generally for the Titan plant. You clearly have not looked into the issues with either decision.

    Enough said.

  • jj says:

    Ideal was there for how long? Can you please give me a list of all the people and kids that were poisoned by them? All your studies have been about what could happen. Why didn’t you do your studies on what did happen when Ideal ran the plant for all those years? Show me the data and then I might switch sides.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    …is an elected representative who will pander to the whims of a very vocal minority at the expense of doing what is ethically correct. Oh…wait….this IS Julia Boseman of whom we speak…

    I have always written the same advice to the StopTitan mob: If you don’t like the law, change it.

    Looks like you tried and failed.

    So here’s to cheap cement and some badly needed blue-collar jobs.

  • guesty says:

    Julia has a look on her face like she just ate a lemon. Or maybe it is just sour grapes!

  • Guest1022 says:

    Why isn’t the State going after these polluters that are here now?

  • Guest7969 says:

    tell ya what…when you are walking wherever you go, going in the nude and living out in the open, not using ANY resources….COME BACK…until then…sit down. are HARDLY in the majority….a few dozen loud mouths don’t count as the majority.

  • cintrek says:

    I am one of the majority that want to stop Titan. I want environmentally responsible development. I’ve grown up and lived most of my life here. I’ve worked the waterways & the ocean & we had researchers on our boat, they showed us the how the sealife is becoming damaged by pollution especially in the Cape Fear River. There’s been so much damage done over the years especially during the construction boom that I feel for our future generations to incur our destruction to increase the economy. My father retired 10yrs ago from a plant (30yr employee) on the CF river & he has been diagnosed with mesothilioma 3yrs ago. I would have gladly lived with less to save him from this deadly disease. He’s been to many funerals of friends who worked at this plant & many more who have been diagnosed. I just pray that one day we’ll wake up and be more thoughtful of how we develop & that protecting health, environment & our children are more important.

  • Guest1636 says:

    You are actually one of the minority who want to stop this project. I don’t think your group has a majority of the Cape Fear area’s residents as supporters.

    The rallies, like the one today in Raleigh, tend to draw a few dozen people. Hardly a majority.

  • jj says:

    What Plant? Is it still in business, maybe you whould work to close that one. My father worked at Ideal until the plant closed. then he decide not to move and took retirement. I see nothing wrong with a plant being built.

  • jj says:

    I am so glad that Senate Commerce Committee to stop this. We need good jobs in the area and not just building and selling houses. I get if someone want to clear cut the area and build houses she would be all for it.

  • Guest7969 says:

    where is your PROOF Miss. Bozo? The MAJORITY want to stop it…I think not…

  • Guest2345 says:

    Enough is enough. If the people in Castle Hayne don’t have a problem with this,then you shouldn’t. I live in this area, actually about 1 1/2 miles from this and it’s no big thing. If my memory serves me correct we lived with Ideal Cemment for how long. People needs jobs and I hope the people in the Hayne area gets first choice. Maybe Bozeman needs to deal with her own issues. We have all heard of her issues. As the old saying goes! You need to clean up your own backyard before you dip into others.

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