I find it sad that the FACTS about the Titan cement plant are not enough to have people understand the determent to their health and our economy that this plant would have- We are not so desperate and living "for the moment", which even approved would be years away...That One, we are allowing our government to make side deals, allow loop holes around laws ( laws that are put in place to protect your tax dollars)and bring a heavy polluting industry to town. You can not rely on this type of Government to bring jobs and you should not wait for a company that is fighting MANY lawsuits, including price fixing, to bring jobs.
I agree we need jobs, but the 160 jobs that Titan claims would only be IF THE PLANT IS OPERATING at FULL AND PROFITABLE levels.Their past employment history in other states have also PROVEN those jobs do not always come from within the area. The non computerized studies show the actual job availability at 46, that would also mean trusting that Titan would fulfill them from the surrounding county's.
The NC STATE PEDIATRIC SOCIETY just released their OFFICIAL STANCE that the Titan Cement plant WILL cause illness to children and adults.
Do you think TWO 40 STORY smoke stacks on route to this vacation destination will do anything for are already low tourism? That will not put anything back into the economy. It will hurt every business who enjoys profit from tourism.
THIS Is not the answer, its not a quick fix. It is not worth the health of every citizen and the down turn of the quality of life we live here and tourist expect here.
We deserve better.
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