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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Southern Environmental Law Center has filed a legal challenge to the NC Division of Air Quality’s air permit for the proposed cement plant in Castle Hayne.

“By allowing the cement company to emit unnecessary and harmful levels of pollution, the state’s permit for Titan’s pollution fails residents and visitors of North Carolina and violates state and federal law,” said Geoff Gisler, an attorney for SELC.

According to documents filed by the SELC, the state shirked its legal responsibility to protect people from avoidable harm by not requiring the proposed Titan America cement plant in New Hanover County to reduce its pollution to the maximum extent possible.

The SELC filed the challenge on behalf of the N.C. Coastal Federation, Cape Fear River Watch, PenderWatch & Conservancy, and Sierra Club in the Office of Administrative Hearings.

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  • Guest7969

    “violates state and federal law”..um..apparently..it DOESN’T!…and the state doesn’t HAVE to go the maximum…I wish these left wing nut jobs would all move to CA…

  • Robo

    This is getting old. These people need to get a life. Titan will not be allowed to emit dangerous levels of pollutants. The EPA standards more than suffice to prevent that.


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