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right, it's those damned tree huggers who killed our economy

And not those corrupt Wall Street bankers who caused the collapse of the housing bubble and brought our economy to the brink. Right, we believe that.

It's a simple thing really. We live in a beautiful place. The natural beauty of the Cape Fear region is its primary asset, and tourism is far and away the #1 industry. And you want to ruin that for a handful of blue collar jobs? That makes no economic sense whatsoever.

The Titan Cement plant will not make a dent in the local unemployment rate. It will add 400-foot-tall smokestacks to the skyline and dump mercury into the air and water for decades to come.

Sure, we need jobs. We need smarter, cleaner, higher paying 21st century jobs, not 19th century ones. Can we all please be smart about this?


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